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Do Your Homework

Postby dustforlife » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:53 pm

If you are thinking of going or have bought a ticket please do your homework and read the Survival Guide and do some research so you don't ask these questions:

Where can I buy a ticket?
Can I bring my dog?
Are there showers?
Will it be dusty? or better yet...sandy
Will food be sold at vending stands?
Do I need a tent?

For my first burn I read EVERYTHING I could, especially the Survival Guide, twice. Plus it is part of the excitement of going your first time. Please read then ask. If you are too lazy to do your homework you will not make it on the Playa and be a hazard to someone else.
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Re: Too Stupid to Burn

Postby Elderberry » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:59 pm

Now that's a welcoming and radically inclusive post for a relatively new person to eplaya to post here.

Though the sentiment not unjustified. This is my new welcome message to everyone that posts in the introduce yourself forum:

jkisha wrote:Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

Have questions? Read this first: http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/
Everybody on eplaya is always excited to help first timers; but in sympathy for some of us old timers, please get your required reading out of the way before posting. As hard as it is to rein in the the excitement and enthusiasm, and as unbelievable as it might seem, most of your questions have already been asked and answered, if you just take a moment to read.

Now, let the adventure begin!


BTW, it's copyrighted so don't even think of stealing it! :wink:
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Re: Too Stupid to Burn

Postby jella » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:05 pm

You rock Jkisha !
Burning Man isn't about the stuff you see when you get there ....it's about the people that brought that stuff there

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Re: Too Stupid to Burn

Postby dustforlife » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:09 pm

I know...I'm sorry...it was mean...but it is truly annoying that people entertaining the thought of going or better yet have bought a ticket and ask these questions. It is more on FB than on here and I should post this on there. I can delete my post...I'm not really that mean.

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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby dustforlife » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:25 pm

Changed it! Thank you for reminding me to be a bit more understanding.

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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby Elderberry » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:37 pm

dustforlife wrote:Changed it! Thank you for reminding me to be a bit more understanding.

HEY! CHANGE IT BACK! I don't want people thinking I yelled at you for no good reason!!!! LOL ;)
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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby Savannah » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:58 pm

You guys. :lol:

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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby dustforlife » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:02 pm

No...you can be the mean one! :)

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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby bluesbob » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:44 pm

Was it better last year?
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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby gaminwench » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:52 pm

The weather was better, the chicks were hotter, the beats were badder, the burn was bigger;

yep, you missed it... it's all downhill from here!
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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby ygmir » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:38 am

gaminwench wrote:The weather was better, the chicks were hotter, the beats were badder, the burn was bigger;

yep, you missed it... it's all downhill from here!


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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby Sail Man » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:51 am

jkisha wrote:
dustforlife wrote:Changed it! Thank you for reminding me to be a bit more understanding.

HEY! CHANGE IT BACK! I don't want people thinking I yelled at you for no good reason!!!! LOL ;)


Are you kidding? You never hollar at anyone! Your the most even keeled one of the bunch here. :wink:
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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby delle » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:07 am

Sail Man wrote:
jkisha wrote:
dustforlife wrote:Changed it! Thank you for reminding me to be a bit more understanding.

HEY! CHANGE IT BACK! I don't want people thinking I yelled at you for no good reason!!!! LOL ;)


Are you kidding? You never hollar at anyone! Your the most even keeled one of the bunch here. :wink:



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They searched for blue Their whole life through,
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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby Elderberry » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:02 am

LOL Obviously you've not read much in the political threads! (though I've been trying to keep out those threads lately)
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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby ygmir » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:08 pm

jkisha wrote:LOL Obviously you've not read much in the political threads! (though I've been trying to keep out those threads lately)



*snickering*
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Re: Do Your Homework

Postby BBadger » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:29 pm

Damn straight! That lack of unfortunately-not-so-common sense is probably why people get rooked into variable rate loans and other schemes. They generally get what they deserve, but unfortunately they end up affecting the rest of us.
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