I was not lecturing. You appeared to not know, so I gave you the info. Simple. :)
And some insults and derision for good measure. You've apologized for that and I'm not trying to rub your nose in it or anything, but am pointing out that the above summary misses a very salient point.
capjbadger wrote:....While I agree that some people have posted fundraisers here in the past, since when did a few people doing the something against the rules invalidate the rule itself?
Since we raised the speed limit or cops choose not to ticket all the folk going 10 miles over. Since we decriminalized interracial marriage. Not to mention ending that prohibition thing and let us not forget that the whole idea of civil disobedience, one of the U.S.'s greatest contributions to philosophy IMHO, is based on the very notion that if lots of folk are breaking the law/rule it's probably a bad/unjust law or rule.
Just to run with your example. :)
capjbadger wrote:....Burning Man has some principles it was built on Some people going against those ideas doesn't mean we throw the principle out the window.
And was one of those principles, "No informing other Burners of your fundraiser on eplaya?" No it's no commerce. But look, there's already all kinds of commerce on the playa itself. Given that it's hard to believe allowing camps to promote their fundraisers would be a substantive drag on the online community. Especially if such an area was clearly marked and optional for viewing. Just like those coffee sales on playa, we get by in the face of that apparent violation of the no commerce policy just fine, don't we? Why do you think listing fundraisers would be more damaging to the no commerce attitude than is allowing coffee and ice sales in BRC itself?
And, BTW, if the principle in question were "LNT," or something I'd be all with you on the side of preserving the status quo. :)
capjbadger wrote:....Now if the community as a majority want to have a fundrasier area on here, groovy. But make a choice one way or another.
Oh, are we a democracy now? Do we get to vote? I'd doubt it, frankly. But I'd enjoy being wrong on that one. And do agree with the sentiment of making a decision and sticking to it.