Did you get a STEP Ticket?

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Dactylion » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:12 pm

Testing, testing. 1... 2... 3...
(I know this thread went to page twenty on Saturday. Now it's back to 19, and no activity. What's up?)
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Savannah » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:27 pm

Hi Dactylion. It's possible that there was a spam attack (sometimes by a real human instead of a bot), an argument with name-calling and/or personal attacks, or a wildly off-topic digression that one of the other moderators split into its own thread or moved to an on-topic place. When threads are permanently locked, they "sink" to the bottom and eventually onto page 2 and further. If they are temporarily locked, they don't sink much, because people post in them when they're re-opened.

If a big kerfuffle takes place, the mods share the information with each other, but there's no info, which means whatever it was = probably a really small-time problem.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by pink » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:13 pm

Think there was some Russian spam. Probably got moved to Apokolyptika's thread. :)
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by existential_renewal » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:04 pm

Got my tickets through STEP today!!! Thank you to whoever couldn't use theirs!!! My timestamp on the original conf email was 12:09:24 for those of you keeping track. As I learned in 2010, the playa provides. Have faith all you who are in line. I can't wait to see you all on the Playa!

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by EmilyD » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:21 pm

existential_renewal wrote:Got my tickets through STEP today!!! Thank you to whoever couldn't use theirs!!! My timestamp on the original conf email was 12:09:24 for those of you keeping track. As I learned in 2010, the playa provides. Have faith all you who are in line. I can't wait to see you all on the Playa!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Lassen Forge » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:31 pm

pink wrote:Think there was some Russian spam. Probably got moved to Apokilptika's thread. :)
Thank you Comrade Pink... we were hungry for fresh spam spleen. Your service to Forces of Doom are appreciated... Spasibo!

By way, I am impressed STEP is working well... for Capitalist Plot, that is...

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by AbundantChoice » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:25 am

Just got my ticket e-mail, one ticket at $320. Step e-mail was 12:09:26. Looks like i'll be burning this year after all! STEP worked!

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Savannah » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:38 am

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by junglesmacks » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:28 pm

..and points for "kerfuffle". :D
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by ApolloPan » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:07 pm

Congrats to all you happy STEP campers! May all your art projects bloom with love! This waiting in STEP reminds me of lines at the gate on opening night; getting somewhere slowly...Speaking of boots, has anyone got any insight into staffing the Will-Call center this year? I'm sure they'll need a lot of extra hands!

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Post by Savannah » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:15 pm

I'm told that Will Call will have additional staffing this year to help accommodate the increase.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by drutter » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:04 pm

Soooooooooooooooo.
The last known STEP offering was to someone with a 12:09:26 timestamp.
Keeping in mind the timestamps officially mean nothing (but unofficially have been a great way to approximate when your place in line may be called), I'm estimating at least a couple more weeks (possibly several) before my 12:10:53 comes up. All depends on if there are any mad influxes of tickets being offered for sale, really.
I will have my credit card ready to go if and when my time comes!
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by junglesmacks » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:09 pm

No way of knowing. It seems that 12:09 has a huge queue of people behind it.. we've been on this time stamp for a while now.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by BBadger » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:52 pm

junglesmacks wrote:No way of knowing. It seems that 12:09 has a huge queue of people behind it.. we've been on this time stamp for a while now.
The number of people occupying any particular timestamp -- another random variable!

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Arnoldo » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:19 pm

If they itch. Scratch them!! Random thought while waiting in the STEP line! :D :lol:

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by oneeyeddick » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:53 pm

If they itch, you should have shaved them earlier, or used a better razor.

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Post by jazure » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:50 pm

12:09:29 still waiting....

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by FeetOfClay » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:56 am

The number of people occupying any particular timestamp -- another random variable!
That's true; I keep forgetting that there were intermittent server crashes and influxes during the STEP feeding frenzy.
I (and apparently many others) keep assuming there's an even distribution of people for each "minute".

But we might encounter minutes when dozens or even hundreds got through (as 12:09 seems to be), and maybe other minutes
with few to no registrants (hopefully everything between 12:10 and 12:16...not that I have any ulterior motive in saying that! :lol: )

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by OldSoulYoungBody » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:25 am

I dunno, im smart and like many other on here. I completely understand, and actually predicted certain numbers to have more people. 09 and 10 seem like the biggest 2. My bet is still that 98% of 09er's will get tickets before 10er's haha.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by snardy » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:46 pm

When the physical tickets are actually mailed out, I think we will see a big lull in tickets being offered through the STEP. Right now, all tickets are basically a name on a list that can ONLY be transferred through STEP.

Once physical tix are in-hand, the only way those tickets will be transferred is through physical transaction. Those original bought through STEP, will still need to be transferred through STEP. However, that can't be possibly more than 1000-1500 tix at this point.

Are the 10,000 directed tickets all via Will Call or will they be mailed physical tickets?

I think it would make sense to NOT mail out physical tickets until July or early August. This keeps ticket transactions in the STEP system as long as possible, thus giving scalpers as little time as possible to unload their tickets.

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:51 pm

STEP ends (I believe) once tickets are printed.
Directed tickets offer a choice.
Tickets wont be printed until sometime in June, which gives some time to process any mistakes, but also curbs the counterfeiters to some extent.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by chica63 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:05 pm

Jumping in to say CONGRATS to those who've gotten tickets! It doesn't look good from where I'm sitting (time stamp 12:19 whaa whaaaaa) But I'm not giving up hope just yet!

Plan B/consolation is a trip to Mexico ..I can get nekkid on the playa there too :P

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by lucky420 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:48 pm

if you bought tickets and are using will call, you can resell them back through STEP until Aug 7th.
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Eric » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:20 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:STEP ends (I believe) once tickets are printed.
Closing for STEP:
Q: When does STEP close?
A: You can only use STEP to resell your tickets before you have received physical tickets. For anyone who has opted for delivery of their tickets, that means until June, when shipping begins. Those that have selected Will Call for their method of delivery are able to use STEP until August 7. If you need to, you can go to http://tickets2.burningman.com/contact.php and select “change order to Will Call” to change your delivery method from shipping to Will Call to increase your flexibility. People will be able to buy tickets using STEP through August 7.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by BBadger » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:21 pm

I would also not be surprised if BMOrg simply change the policy on "paper tickets" to purely non-paper tickets as well. It seems a logical thing to do, and given this year's track record on changing rules mid-game, it would not be a surprising decision.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by Arnoldo » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:40 pm

Eric wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:STEP ends (I believe) once tickets are printed.
Closing for STEP:
Q: When does STEP close?
A: You can only use STEP to resell your tickets before you have received physical tickets. For anyone who has opted for delivery of their tickets, that means until June, when shipping begins. Those that have selected Will Call for their method of delivery are able to use STEP until August 7. If you need to, you can go to http://tickets2.burningman.com/contact.php and select “change order to Will Call” to change your delivery method from shipping to Will Call to increase your flexibility. People will be able to buy tickets using STEP through August 7.
Thanks Eric!! Just a little more hope in my bowl!!! :D I will see the man burn! I will see the man burn! I WILL SEE THE MAN BURN!!!!!!!!!! )'(
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:35 pm

I'll be at my camp, makking sure nothing is stolen.
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Post by mdmf007 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:06 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I'll be at my camp, makking sure nothing is stolen.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:08 pm

Ta.
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Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Post by ApolloPan » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:42 pm

Savannah wrote:I'm told that Will Call will have additional staffing this year to help accommodate the increase.
Thank you! That's excellent news- random question number 2, can early arrival passes be combined with STEP will call tickets?

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