I’m going to do my best to put a positive spin on this. As I write this I’m hoping that there is at least someone that will Post something more positive than what I am about to say. By that, I mean,
I could have said “shit! TP is pissed She is really pissed”
I didn’t say it but if you could just give me a chance and cybethink it out loud for a moment........ (everyone is or should be thinking this anyway.)
Then I try to make some kind of happy/funny moment out of it just so I can make my point for a very short moment. (Plus I really don’t want too much gloom on eplaya despite the fact):
On the lighter side of things….. is tonight a full moon?
Last time I made mention of this fact, it (eplaya.) got crazy then too.
Let me get straight to the point;
There is something going on with eplaya that is very special. A lot of people feel it. Some are having a hard time adjusting to it, some see it and others just don’t know how to deal with it.
My theory why this is,
the most awesome bad asses, ( and yes, I may be kind of kissing ass here but from what I’ve seen, there are some awesome people with the webteam that are doing, not trying, to make eplaya the most awesome thing on the planet. TP did, Emily is Spanky is RA is Dana is and so many others.)
I don’t know how many of you in this thread have seen this team in action over the past 1.5 years, But I have, in as many ways that I could via email in person, IRC, chat, websites, speaking with the engineering team…
And they are the most, utmost primo in their field that I have ever seen. It is refreshing.
How do I know what I am talking about?
I am the luckiest man on the planet. (IMHO) I was lucky enough to be around all of what everyone uses now at its core in the beginning of this cyber revolution. From Dec tops 10-20, pdp vax 1170 series to the IBM 360-80, through c/pm to IBM Dos and IBM os2 to Xerox parc to Mac/Apple to NeXT to windows to Irix to solaris to..... on and on and on.....it really doesn't matter. I was lucky and was in the right place at the right time for this stuff.
This may not mean much to most but I have to say, I am privileged to know this webteam. They have IMHO put together the start of a new presents (sp) on the internet. (If you only knew what was running under the hood and how it works.)
The people that put this new eplaya together really put their burning soul into it trying to take in account everything (well almost) everything that could possibly go wrong except, they could not imagine anything like this.
They really couldn’t.
They took the most important things that they thought would be priority and did a redundant backup to make sure everything would be fine.
They are truly awesome. Ok sure it's not as perfect as some on the board would like to have it but they try to accommodate as best they can in the limited amount of time that they have before they have to take care of something else.
All I’m trying to say I guess is that,
the eplaya webteam/BM webteam comes to eplaya (this message board. ) to interact with this attempt of a community less than TP does and she is pissed. (she is no where’s here on this board as much as many others including myself. But I do have a reason for being here.)
I really don’t want to know what the webteam thinks.
I don’t know about anyone else but I really want to be a part of this special aura feel felt known as eplaya.
Heck I feel it everyday.
Something awesome has to come out of this. Too much work has gone into it not to.
I just refuse to believe eplaya cant or is not it.
As in really, really it.
(This comming from a hippie.)
I trust TP's judgment about Badger. If she says so then it must be.
So I tried.
I'm willing to try again.
Does it need to be so nasty in the process?
It would be nice if some would understand this point. Not in a bad way from me, just to say "hey, what are you talking about" when I try to make a point in a haphazard way only because I am really working at the same time as I am typing this as usual as does Emily, that really doesn’t have time for this as does Spanky and Ra, who most definitely, don’t have time for this because they are all busy. Mostly spending a lot of time besides working in their real life, working also for eplaya the community board. ( that is what is says on the burningman website and eplaya message board right? I could be wrong.)
I want to help and sure anyone can say I (DVD) am a big part of the problem but I'm doing my best to interact with this comunity and make a point of things that I feel will be an issue I forsee down the road as a potential problem. not just for me but maybe other newbies or whatever. Sorry,
if I see something wrong I try to do what I can to fix it, and maybe it may not be the best way in some eyes....
Can we be adult like about it and come up with some kind of solution?
I am truely not looking to get flamed for saying/doing this.
Just trying to be as honest the best way that I can.
I cant proof read this any more.
Make of what I post as you will. It really is the best that I can do.