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Postby Bob » Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:05 pm

tonytohono wrote:...The thing is that some people, who are real burners, come on eplaya and are immediately scared off, and do not return. I know of several of these people who are some fucking kick ass people. Is that right that they should stop coming here? I don't think so. But when these new comers get caught in some twisted sock war between socks and the feet and feet and socks of the enemy it can be quite intimidating.

What else can be said?


Leaving aside the finer points of what a "real burner" might be, the "Community Guidelines" linked at page-bottom here says

We encourage you to represent yourself as you are known in everyday life and on the playa. Being yourself on the ePlaya goes a long way to building lasting, trusting relationships. Multiple identities are discouraged.


Burning Man being what it is, there is a lot that's implicitly assumed in the Guidelines -- eg that a wide variety of people are involved in the event, or aspire to be involved, and there is a custom of sorts for many to assume alternate identities that might be long-used personal nicknames, "screen" names, a "playa name" one might have picked up at Burning Man, stage names, and so on. It should be apparent that Burning Man has roots in subcultures in which assumed names, and assumed theatricality, are commonplace.

Some people indulge in a "sock puppet" or two, often in the online-jargon sense of having an Evil Self mask one can assume for whatever theatrical purpose -- see
http://www.catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/S/sock-puppet.html

The Guidelines only caution that multiple logins are "discouraged" because it has gotten out of hand in the past wrt a few people who made use of multiple identities (upwards of 14 in one case) to cause an inordinate amount of bad trouble on the board, rather than minor bits of acting out. And I'd imagine some who might appear to have sock puppets simply spaced out on their login name or password.

Anyhow, the sock puppet thing must not have been the only reason your real burner friends quit using the BBS. Having a medium-high threshold for differently-abled burner behavior verging on the sarcastic or pedantic, I still check in here, albeit with some reservations. For me it's as much a matter of the software, interface and topic organization that throw up barriers to queries, discussions and general ease-of-use. Navigating through the chit-chat of more frequent and more verbose posters, as on any online forum, is an acquired skill.
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Postby stuart » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:48 am

If the cardinal ID was used, as you say, because your other account was hosed (situation all too common for you) why not say so in your sig, as has been done before? Why not full discosure? Why the intentional deception? Why the oh so familiar proxy sock wars?
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Postby precipitate » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:22 am

> If the cardinal ID was used, as you say, because your other account
> was hosed

And if the Cardinal ID was yours, why did you, on your blog, say that
Stuart needed professional help for thinking Cardinal was yet another of
your socks?

Your stories never hold together.

Oh, wait, you'll probably disavow responsibility for that.

Again.

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Postby DVD Burner » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:57 am

Whoa!

Well I gotta say one thing about all this, Emily and Mr. K. really know how to get the 3playa back to eplaya.

Man, some people are commin outta the wood work.
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Postby Don Muerto » Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:10 pm

As insightful, germaine and contributory as ever.
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Postby Kinetic IV » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:33 am

How appropriate....he hit this thread too.
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Postby CLARKcon » Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:20 am

The 10,000th registered user on ePlaya (sorry nurew...)

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Postby Rockdad » Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:25 pm

Just curious CC why do you see something I do not? Are you getting that number from somewhere else? or is the number I see after cleanup?
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Postby emily sparkle » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:18 pm

yes, you're looking at the user count after i've done my daily sweep of porn spammers and dot.ru's. i squish at least 20 a day.

waiting patiently for the visual verify mods...
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Postby Rockdad » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:51 pm

Thanks Emily I was curious We are getting close though to that milestone CC mentioned..Keep up the good work everyone appreciates it!
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Postby CLARKcon » Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:23 pm

Rockdad, "nurew" hit the mark the other night, with great anticipation at that! The next morn, like Emily said, and after doing some Spring cleaning, the number dropped back down to like 9,979 (which would explain the odd posting and not matching up) Yep :D
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 05, 2006 9:33 am

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Postby Box Burner » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:03 am

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ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ
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Postby Toolmaker » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:30 am

oops sorry posted sock puppets in wrong forum.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:22 am

More for slaughter.
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Here we go again, newest person, 30 posts and growing their SPAM...


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Postby Lassen Forge » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:57 am

List of about 30 from this morning's 7:45 search...

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Should be soooo easy to fix. Look at the link. At the posts. At the location. Cull them.

Some missed as the links were too scary to touch.

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Postby AntiM » Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:30 am

It is quite useful to me if you put in the topic url so I don't have to search every new post, thanks.
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Postby The CO » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:36 am

Roger that, Auntie. Knowledge filed for future use. Sorry, it's my first time (be gentle). Saw this knucklehead in action... figured I'd get it listed asap.
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