bradtem wrote:I was away for the weekend, having a life, but the truth is there's little productive to be gained in this forum, or any forum where people devolve to just criticising personalities rather than discussing the ideas. The folks who actually have worked gate provided useful info. The amount of negativity from a few others is a shame; folks with thinner skins and less experience are surely being driven away by it elsewhere on eplaya, whether they have contributions to make or not. Fortunately most real burners in real life don't act that way.
I do not deny being a jerk at times.
I do know a bit about how gate works, and why some stuff happens. I have seen the gate and exodus lines from a perimeter perspective.
You give the participants more credit than they have earned.
I disagree with some of your ideas. I believe the way it is will refute some other of your ideas. There are a few, that I like.
Getting involved in the actual "yay - we are at Burning Man" operations of the gate will refine some of your ideas.