ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

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Re: ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:12 pm

International Incident wrote:
unjonharley wrote:i'm about to order a M&G T shirt..

But that would be like charging to get in

name tags one year, every one put ken or barbie on there tag..

the fucko's on e playa would never get around to pre register.

a secret hand shake? i not touching Doc's hand.. i have some ideas where that hand has been.
I'm not touching it either...

I have ruled out any form of touching or hugging as a prerequisite for entry. I know you fuckers too well
Damn, trans-dermal introduction of secret hippie potion will not work...
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Post by FIGJAM » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:39 pm

The password is always "swordfish"!

So it is clear to me that it should be "Cryptofishist".

Only eplayaens will know it! 8)
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Post by Drawingablank » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:18 am

We could all wear red armbands which would not only identify us as eplayans, it would also fit in with the host camp's theme.
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Post by SquirrelHead » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:38 am

International Incident wrote:Last year having the bouncers stopping the riff raff popping in worked quite well - but there was still a bunch of non eplayans who skulked in.

Not everyone will RSVP, not everyone will have a pre made name tag (hey dealing with a bunch of hopeless hippies here), so what to do...

I propose a question for those wanting entry to the M&G (if they don't have a pre made name tag, on the list etc). But what should the question be.

Should it be a code word?
Should it be being able to name Simon's socks?
Should there be a secret dance?


What do you think?
From what I read about last years M&G everyone was happy with it. Everyone got to eat the food and it wasn't gobbled up in 10 seconds flat. I don't think you will ever be able to keep out all non eplayans without putting up walls/sheets to hide the event. Everyone sees a party going on and they want to be a part of it. Oh shit........does that make us the cool kids? 8)
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Post by Savannah » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:43 am

Whatever was done last year to ensure it was ePlayans-only was effective. I believe there was a table by the door where folks had to introduce themselves. It wouldn't keep out a determined crasher, but most folks aren't that way.

In any event, the food lasted for quite some time.
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:48 am

Savannah wrote:Whatever was done last year to ensure it was ePlayans-only was effective. I believe there was a table by the door where folks had to introduce themselves.
We can all thank Mel (International Incident) for a terrific job of ensuring that security was on top of everything and keeping most of the poachers at bay. Some people tried thanking me for doing such a good job, but I must humbly say I had little to do with it. Mel was and is a Godsend and her demeanor and selfless attitude made the Meet & Greet the success that it was. Thank you my friend, you did a wonderful job.

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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:09 pm

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Post by MikeGyver » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:16 pm

I like the wristband idea but the logistics of getting them all out before the M&G would just add complications, I'm not sure how it was done last year other than we had someone at the door but that seemed to work out fine. Not having it in the who, what, where helped a bit too.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:59 pm

What we need is a couple of people with clipboards outside the meet'n'greet, asking passersby why they didn't crash. Then we'd be set for 2014...
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Post by Elorrum » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:12 pm

International Incident wrote:I propose a question for those wanting entry to the M&G (if they don't have a pre made name tag, on the list etc). But what should the question be.
Should it be a code word?
Should it be being able to name Simon's socks?
Should there be a secret dance?
What do you think?
I thought I was the only one who used "Name Simon's socks." as a security question. I also like, "What is the Cryptofishist's favorite cocktail?"
I think the old eplaya bar always asked, "What will it be?"
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Post by ygmir » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:24 pm

Elorrum wrote:
International Incident wrote:I propose a question for those wanting entry to the M&G (if they don't have a pre made name tag, on the list etc). But what should the question be.
Should it be a code word?
Should it be being able to name Simon's socks?
Should there be a secret dance?
What do you think?
I thought I was the only one who used "Name Simon's socks." as a security question. I also like, "What is the Cryptofishist's favorite cocktail?"
I think the old eplaya bar always asked, "What will it be?"
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Post by Ratty » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:44 pm

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Post by tattoogoddess » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:32 pm

So, I was thinking... What is the thought on printing out name tags? I have access to a laminator ... Would everyone like that? I know people by their photo more then names.
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Post by International Incident » Wed May 01, 2013 4:54 pm

I'm looking for a volunteer (or two) to help with sorting out the spreadsheet of who is doing what and organizing the quote game. Basically I just need someone to go back through the posts and update the spreadsheet - here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... sp=sharing and someone to help with the quote game.

It would be great to get a new person involved - and possibly someone who doesn't post very much but lurks in the background...

You can PM me if you don't want to put your hand up in public.

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Post by CornMan » Wed May 01, 2013 7:23 pm

Maybe these non-eplayans and the riff-raff need to have a meet and greet party put on especially for them. I don't know where we'd advertise the event because anybody reading this here is an eplayan be default. Also, I don't know how we could logistically exclude all non-non-eplayans other than those helping to put on the event. Our camp could conceivably host this event, but it would be a risk to get a whole party worth of stuff and not have enough show up without an RSVP system in place. We could hold some kind of a "Meet and Greet for the Rest of Us" fundraiser to help pay for it.
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Post by Drawingablank » Wed May 01, 2013 7:27 pm

CornMan wrote:Maybe these non-eplayans and the riff-raff need to have a meet and greet party put on especially for them. I don't know where we'd advertise the event because anybody reading this here is an eplayan be default. Also, I don't know how we could logistically exclude all non-non-eplayans other than those helping to put on the event. Our camp could conceivably host this event, but it would be a risk to get a whole party worth of stuff and not have enough show up without an RSVP system in place. We could hold some kind of a "Meet and Greet for the Rest of Us" fundraiser to help pay for it.
There is already some kind of a "Meet and Greet for the Rest of Us" - It's called Burning Man.
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Post by CornMan » Wed May 01, 2013 7:44 pm

I was considering the possibility that they would enjoy the exclusive feeling of attending a gala at Burning Man that has bouncers to keep other people out. I don't want to start a big debate; I just wanted to offer those people the same thing. Maybe we could award tickets via a lottery if demand is high. The tickets can be given by the bouncers at the official M&G parties.
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Post by International Incident » Wed May 01, 2013 8:03 pm

CornMan wrote:I was considering the possibility that they would enjoy the exclusive feeling of attending a gala at Burning Man that has bouncers to keep other people out. I don't want to start a big debate; I just wanted to offer those people the same thing. Maybe we could award tickets via a lottery if demand is high. The tickets can be given by the bouncers at the official M&G parties.
hey CornMan,
don't be offended by the "bouncer" stuff. The M&G is a bloody big event and we put on a lot of very tasty food and booze. A couple of years ago the event got swamped by others that hadn't contributed. The M&G is two hours of "roped off time" in one camp - hardly the end of the world as we know it...

And since you are active on eplaya are you going to come to the M&G?

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Post by CornMan » Wed May 01, 2013 9:16 pm

I don't know much about the Meet & Greets. I thought is was open only to those who host Meet & Greet parties themselves.
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Post by Savannah » Wed May 01, 2013 9:17 pm

International Incident wrote:
CornMan wrote:I was considering the possibility that they would enjoy the exclusive feeling of attending a gala at Burning Man that has bouncers to keep other people out. I don't want to start a big debate; I just wanted to offer those people the same thing. Maybe we could award tickets via a lottery if demand is high. The tickets can be given by the bouncers at the official M&G parties.
hey CornMan,
don't be offended by the "bouncer" stuff. The M&G is a bloody big event and we put on a lot of very tasty food and booze. A couple of years ago the event got swamped by others that hadn't contributed. The M&G is two hours of "roped off time" in one camp - hardly the end of the world as we know it...

And since you are active on eplaya are you going to come to the M&G?
Well said. And, seriously . . .

It's not a matter of social exclusion whatsoever. If the strangers who had shown up had contributed to the party--had been participants--it wouldn't have been a problem, and people wouldn't have said jack shit.

This event is open to all on ePlaya. That's upwards of . . . what, 44,000 logins, including some sockpuppets and busy international spammers, from all walks of life. :lol:
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Post by tattoogoddess » Wed May 01, 2013 9:35 pm

Have to agree, I was hanging up by our "bouncers" and alot of "leaches" came by. They just were on the look out for free food and booze. Kinda looked like the burned a little to hard and came under prepaired wanting the playa to take care of them all week. But there was a few who were just there cause it looked fun and they understud. I do how ever love the drunk or drugged couple who gave us fake eplaya names to get in then when in they had no idea what eplaya was. Party crashes lol
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Post by Earthwalker » Thu May 02, 2013 2:05 pm

II...I could help you do whatever it is you need help doing. I've already been PM'd by a couple people telling me I'm too sick to come to the M&G so I'd really like to give back to this wonderful online community so as to be accepted for who I really am: a black russian jew living in a chinese man's body.

So, what do you need? I probably won't be bringing any fancy food, but I can bring booze, VCR head cleaner, water, etc. Whatever you need. Spreadsheet help etc.

Use me!!!

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Post by Turtleburp » Thu May 02, 2013 3:16 pm

Having looked up VCR head cleaner - Amyl to the rest of us ignoramuses - I'll say no thanks.

The physical and coordination help would take a load of II though she has art to work on
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Post by Earthwalker » Thu May 02, 2013 3:25 pm

Turtleburp wrote:Having looked up VCR head cleaner - Amyl to the rest of us ignoramuses - I'll say no thanks.

The physical and coordination help would take a load of II though she has art to work on
Haha, ok, no VCR head cleaner or other industrial cleaning supplies used for their intoxicating purposes. But I would be happy to assist in other ways
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Post by International Incident » Thu May 02, 2013 4:27 pm

Earthwalker wrote:
Turtleburp wrote:Having looked up VCR head cleaner - Amyl to the rest of us ignoramuses - I'll say no thanks.

The physical and coordination help would take a load of II though she has art to work on
Haha, ok, no VCR head cleaner or other industrial cleaning supplies used for their intoxicating purposes. But I would be happy to assist in other ways
You are on!
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri May 03, 2013 10:37 am

Earthwalker wrote:... I'd really like to give back to this wonderful online community so as to be accepted for who I really am: a black russian jew living in a chinese man's body.
In which case, the only important question is, can you play a polka on the accordion?
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Post by Earthwalker » Fri May 03, 2013 10:33 pm

Speaking of accordions....

If you'd like to volunteer to do or bring anything feel free to post here or IM me. Got a list going.

Could use:

Food
Booze
Cleanup
Nude pictures (sent via IM is fine)

I'll sign myself up to bring booze. Kids these days seem to like it. Maybe Tito's vodka.

What are good general use mixers people can bring? Soda?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri May 03, 2013 10:58 pm

Cranberry and orange juices are stalwarts. So, there's the Screwdriver... but maybe there should be a Duct Tape drink... And a WD-40...
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Post by unjonharley » Sat May 04, 2013 8:20 am

A monkey wrench :?:



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