sayZar1999 wrote:...I was bothered by an email that I got from Burning Man® today. I am speaking specifically about The Jackrabbit Speaks V19:#8:12.12.14 Supporting Burning Man
In this email Burning Man® ASKS FOR A GIFT. This is heresy...
: Thank you very much for your highly articulate and heartfelt post. You are one of many
Burners who felt that way about that issue of JRS. Kudos to you for having the spine to speak your mind on this matter.
omegared wrote:Yes the most recent edition of JRS didn't sit well with me either. I understand the need to get the information out there for those who wish to donate, but issuing it via JRS kinda came across as a plug for money. Put it on the website...
Leo wrote:When I read the latest issue of "Jack Rabbit Speaks" my first reaction: You have got to be kidding!
After sherpagate, commodification camps, the lack of transparency, the minimal response to repeated questions, you guys have the balls to ask us for money?
If you have to ask for it, it isn't a gift.
: Again, exactly.
Roundabout wrote:...Burning Man participants themselves are the best means for spreading the values of Burning Man around the world...
: Happy Burners have always been THE BEST PR that Larry & Co. cold ever want. And we were FREE. And we actually PAID money TO Larry & Co. while we went to a LOT of trouble to make it to the event.
On the other hand, Larry & Co. seem to (a) have no idea what professionally handled PR consists of, (b) have very little to no idea what good customer service consists of and (c) have no idea how to properly managed their relationships with customers, with the exception being the ComCamps and the Plug & Play Camps that are/were turning a profit while being very interactive.
shroom wrote:This was my exact reaction.
: And once again, exactly!
GreyCoyote wrote:I don't think I'm being unreasonable or "too sensitive" here...
: No, you're not.
pink wrote:Although 'it's what nonprofits do', the appeal for funds just left a bad taste in my mouth...
...Odd too is the Fly Ranch proposal; not that they are considering making it a conservation area (a fine nonprofit goal), but that there will be commercial & residential development within it. And an airstrip??? Yes, looks like the Larry & Marian retirement village to me.
: Great post and good to you for pointing out the details regarding the plans for the ranch. IMHO, the airport at BRC has become a big part of the problem with the event. To me the fact that an airport is going to be installed at the ranch only further highlights the cultural disconnect that Larry & Co. have with the segment of the community that actually cares about the ethos for which the event is to stand.