Chinese interest in Burning Man?

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Chinese interest in Burning Man?

Postby some seeing eye » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:26 pm

According to the users legend at the bottom, Baidu spiders ePlaya. Wonder if they provide stats, ad opportunities and who uses.
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Re: Chinese interest in Burning Man?

Postby trilobyte » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:36 am

We actually allow a number of different search engines to index the boards, and have done so for years. I should imagine that ad buyers could potentially keyword eplaya specific terms (just as they can when buying any other kind of keyword searches), though I don't see it as being lucrative.

We do get some spambot activity coming from Chinese IP addresses, but it's generally less than we see from other countries that don't have their own language-specific search engines.

On a side note, here's an ePlaya pro tip:
Search for any Burning Man related keyword on your favorite search engine and add the word ePlaya to it... bam, instant Burning Man-centric results. For example, searching YURT or REBAR on their own will get you a zillion pages of results that may not necessarily help you with playa preparations. Use those same words with EPLAYA and you'll get results specific to Burning Man.

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Re: Chinese interest in Burning Man?

Postby Lonesomebri » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:47 am

I wonder what the Chinese for-profit camps will call their "Sherpas"?
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Re: Chinese interest in Burning Man?

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:15 pm

Coolies!!!
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Re: Chinese interest in Burning Man?

Postby Ratty » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:46 pm

Thanks Figgy, My husband and I are both laughing. Hey did you get my mail?
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Re: Chinese interest in Burning Man?

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:52 pm

I did indeedy!!!

Thank you very much. 8)
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Re: Chinese interest in Burning Man?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:I wonder what the Chinese for-profit camps will call their "Sherpas"?

Considering that they own the back side of Everest? Sherpas might well do.
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Re: Chinese interest in Burning Man?

Postby Lonesomebri » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:10 pm

Once the Chinese People's Army Inc. buys and owns the rights to the Burn, and the Black Rock Communist Party starts getting the respect, special placement, guaranteed tickets taken out of the unsuspecting hands of the rubes lined up in STEP, and early entry.......then we can all relax and accept that it is not our party to run, but the owners. Until then, the struggle continues.

At least when the Chinese start using real Sherpas on playa, calling them that won't be racist.
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Re: Chinese interest in Burning Man?

Postby Eric » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:21 pm

trilobyte wrote:On a side note, here's an ePlaya pro tip:
Search for any Burning Man related keyword on your favorite search engine and add the word ePlaya to it... bam, instant Burning Man-centric results. For example, searching YURT or REBAR on their own will get you a zillion pages of results that may not necessarily help you with playa preparations. Use those same words with EPLAYA and you'll get results specific to Burning Man.

To make this trick work even better, use this format -

site:eplaya.burningman.org AND "search word/s"

Using the "site:" format will only pull up eplaya responses, but you have to do the whole URL like I've shown above, not just "eplaya"


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Re: Chinese interest in Burning Man?

Postby forty_eight » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:08 pm

I don't think the Chinese Politburo is a good model for the future of the event ... the Bmorg seems to already be operating within the accepted norms of that group.


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