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Eplaya last will and testament

Post by Sham » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:23 pm

I was just scanning though all my old PM's here and I'm feeling a bit melancholy about losing all these messages. What if the new and modern forum just doesn't click with me and I drift away leaving all my online friends behind?

Monday is the big day for these changes, and I hope I am prepared for all that's in the future.

I also hope that the nameless, faceless people who have made the decisions, and are orchestrating the change-over are qualified to hold our future in the palms of thier hands.

I keep thinking back on the ticket issues back in January, and hope that we won't have any repeats of the issues.

If things crumble, I will see you all on the other side---at the Meet and Greet at Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro on Thursday night.

Farewell my eplaya friends!

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Post by FIGJAM » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:53 pm

*Raises glass of Vile Foamy Liquid*

Here, here!!!
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Post by knowmad » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:02 pm

Fuck this is the rapture isn't it? We're just Experiencing Laaaaaag!
Shit what do I do?
Fuck Please Dork, don't let this all be in Vain!!! Why????

ok that was the Shock phase Now I'm Pissed!!!! What the FUCK WHY....






Realy, what should I do? do I lose all my posts? this will be archived right?
I've made some of my most brilliant piles of poo here. prolly not a good time to be reading the TOS.
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Re: Eplaya last will and testament

Post by motskyroonmatick » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:11 pm

Shambala wrote:I was just scanning though all my old PM's here and I'm feeling a bit melancholy about losing all these messages. What if the new and modern forum just doesn't click with me and I drift away leaving all my online friends behind?

Monday is the big day for these changes, and I hope I am prepared for all that's in the future.

I also hope that the nameless, faceless people who have made the decisions, and are orchestrating the change-over are qualified to hold our future in the palms of thier hands.

I keep thinking back on the ticket issues back in January, and hope that we won't have any repeats of the issues.

If things crumble, I will see you all on the other side---at the Meet and Greet at Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro on Thursday night.

Farewell my eplaya friends!
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Re: Eplaya last will and testament

Post by knowmad » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:16 pm

motskyroonmatick wrote:
Shambala wrote:....

....If things crumble, I will see you all on the other side---at the Meet and Greet at Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro on Thursday night.

Farewell my eplaya friends!
Here! Here! Any reason to go to BDC+WB is a good one. If eplaya dies then maybe we should hold a wake there..... To remember the passing of an old friend...
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Post by goathead » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:22 pm

Wonders if I will have the same joined on date?

Lost a few years last time.

At least we are getting some warning this time.

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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:23 pm

OMG.


i have to go wake Liz Estrada and let her know.
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Post by a figment » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:44 pm

a lot of information lost if they don't do it right, not that I would now how.

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Post by knowmad » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:50 pm

goathead wrote:Wonders if I will have the same joined on date?

Lost a few years last time.

At least we are getting some warning this time.
Could you point to where that waning was, I've been out building stuff and kinda busy. Yes I used search, but... ?
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Re: Eplaya last will and testament

Post by MyDearFriend » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:51 pm

motskyroonmatick wrote:
Shambala wrote:I was just scanning though all my old PM's here and I'm feeling a bit melancholy about losing all these messages. What if the new and modern forum just doesn't click with me and I drift away leaving all my online friends behind?

Monday is the big day for these changes, and I hope I am prepared for all that's in the future.

I also hope that the nameless, faceless people who have made the decisions, and are orchestrating the change-over are qualified to hold our future in the palms of thier hands.

I keep thinking back on the ticket issues back in January, and hope that we won't have any repeats of the issues.

If things crumble, I will see you all on the other side---at the Meet and Greet at Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro on Thursday night.

Farewell my eplaya friends!
Here! Here! Any reason to go to BDC+WB is a good one. If eplaya dies then maybe we should hold a wake there..... To remember the passing of an old friend...
Holy FUCK I was gonna resurrect that "What are you bringing to the Meet & Greet?" thread, round about the middle of August....

*simmer*

oh well!!!!
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Post by oneeyeddick » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:55 pm

Yeah, this is gonna suck for me too...the only way I can post the posters for Critical Dicks march is by using links that I used in the past(Flikr has changed, but those old links still work for some reason)
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:18 pm

knowmad wrote:
goathead wrote:Wonders if I will have the same joined on date?

Lost a few years last time.

At least we are getting some warning this time.
Could you point to where that waning was, I've been out building stuff and kinda busy. Yes I used search, but... ?
The only "warning" was the announcement that they are doing it and the date whichit will happen. This was done on Jackrabbit Speaks and here http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... highlight=
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Post by Kinetik V » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:54 pm

I hate to see the old board go. She's been there through good times and bad. And thanks to this place I've met some damn good people who I am damn proud to call friends.

She goes down for the count at 7 pm Pacific time on Monday Night...I'll enjoy some Connemara in her honor. If she returns I hope she's better and the voices from the past were listened to and not ignored. If what we get should have been best forgot about...or worse, I hope to see many of you at the Meet and Greet.

It's been a pleasure, and thank you for many years of entertainment, psychological interventions by online intrepretation, ultra long distance tech support, 1300+ eplaya generated bookmarks thanks to posted links, 14 best friends, thousands of acquaintances, and some once in a lifetime opportunities. It's more than a board, and even more than a community. And it's been one hell of a ride. Again...I raise a glass of my favorite Irish Whiskey and say goodbye...

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Post by knowmad » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:08 pm

how the hell are we going to burn this memory of our old eplaya at the temple?


I'm really fuckin bummed, this would be like showing up to main gate and instead of greeters, it was Just LEO's and Jesus water.

mabey next year is the year that all burners show up on the playa 5 miles from gate and have the Not Burning Man.
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:19 pm

Now, now, now...let's not all expect the worst. Everything might just go as planned and all of this worry will have been for naught.
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Post by capjbadger » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:21 pm

jkisha wrote:Now, now, now...let's not all expect the worst. Everything might just go as planned and all of this worry will have been for naught.
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:35 pm

Ya, well anyway. I'll probably be hanging out on Facebook tomorrow until the board comes back on line.
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Post by Kinetik V » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:57 pm

jkisha wrote:Now, now, now...let's not all expect the worst. Everything might just go as planned and all of this worry will have been for naught.
You haven't been around here very long....(although 5 years isn't too bad)
No good deed goes unpunished. This board has been the red headed step child of Burning Man for over a decade. We'll see how the LLC uses this place once it comes back up....will they embrace the lessons they've learned from social media and their dealings with the regionals? Or will this place be business almost as usual? It promises to be interesting to watch, that's for sure.

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Post by wedeliver » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:11 pm

I read the link above and did anyone sign up for the beta of the new eplaya? Well ya got 20 hours before the the system goes down, can you tell us how the new eplaya is to se? Can you tell us what software it is? Anyway it has been nice everyone, take it easy and have a great life, especially you ......., take cate.
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Post by moonrise » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:14 pm

Yup, eplaya is really schweeet! BDCamp MnG here we come.

How about we also meet on another board if things don't go well, FIGJAM sent me a sleep apnea board link, we can loiter there, they won't mind (most are too tired or asleep) and yea, faceblech I suppose, or tribe?

Here it is, perhaps there's a better forum, but just in case, moonrise will be there.
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:15 pm

Several of us here have replied to the email to be beta testers, but we were never contacted back.
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Post by Kinetik V » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:03 am

Moonrise, the sleep apnea board link is greatly appreciated.

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Post by moonrise » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:21 am

Kinetic V wrote:Moonrise, the sleep apnea board link is greatly appreciated.
FIGJAM kindly found it for me after I asked him about powering my cpap. I'm workin' on a deep cycle battery set up (or a 150 mile long extension cord, lmfao) I dig the fact my cpap has a humidifier, sucks more power, but it filters the air AND moisturizes my sinuses and lungs. :D

I haven't signed up there yet but I will; they know alllll about camping with and powering sensitive electronics with clean power and other specifics.
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Post by spectabillis » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:24 am

behives and antfarms, rust and repair.

with many ad-hoc groups of subcultures, the accumulation of problems isnt overcome by growth or environment adaptation (evolution), because longevity isnt much of the original purpose.


but replacing a stagnant or dying hive to start anew wont matter much when all the same drones swarm back.

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Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:52 am

It will look a lot like the syfy forums, forums with sub-topics. Navigating will be a bit different, but Spanky has said they are trying to fit all the old eplaya into the new eplaya. They have skinned it to look similar. Mods definitely have to learn new buttons and navigtating (I was locked out of the main board and could only see mod chatter the firs time I tried it).

I don't think we will have a blank slate. But I am expecting initial bugs, more bugs in the woodwork, some frustration, tears and bitching. Than we'll all settle in and snark and tumble away, BAU.

This is skiffy:

http://forums.syfy.com/

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Post by delle » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:58 am

That looks pretty straightforward and friendly enough.

Not even that different, really.
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Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:15 am

It gets a new and improved server, which should mean less white outs.

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Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:21 am

I'm also surprised there hasn't been a thread boosting fun rumors such as: we'll have advertisements.

The rumored commerce zone has been under discussion, by people who could actually make it happen. THAT I haven't heard one way or the other. It would resolve a number of issues for burners with commercial interests, rentals, sales to fund their burn and so on. Granted, it would create a lot of hate and discontent from purists also, and work to weed out the mass spammers (and snark). Still a rumor of a rumor. But I am in favor of a specific commerce forum. Eplayans could choose to go there or not.

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Post by Sham » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:03 am

I don't see a real issue with advertising on the side of a forum. It's not like it's going to burn the retnas out of our eyeballs, and if it brings in some revenue to support both eplaya and the festival itself, what's the problem. If someone doesn't want to buy a new Ford Focus or the industrial pack of Trojan condoms, then they don't have to. The biggest problem I have seen, is the people sneaking in an ad in the body of their posts under the guise of being helpful.

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Post by spectabillis » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:14 am

that was an april fools joke


my god, what kinda people use an april fools joke meant as commentary in social sarcasm, goes over their heads and takes it seriously, then decides to endorse it?!

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