synz wrote:It would be pointless to get into semantics at this time, but as a promoter, what's the difference between putting on a fundraiser for an art project or theme camp, or having a regional and putting on an event? Especially when said event is not only promoted by burning man theme camps and artists, but is also supported by the local communities, played by burner djs/bands/performers and features burner art?
Synz- as I told you in PM, I'm also a full time club promoter. It's how I make my living. The party I promote also throws an extremely popular party at Burning Man (I'm not naming it here, because I'm following the guidelines & not promoting here). We pack people in on-playa, and have people tell us we're The One Party they look forward to. Having an exception for a "Burner Friendly" but not actually Burn related event would allow someone like me to promote my events. Hell, I could reasonably even claim we're doing fundraising at all of them for our established camp (17 years on playa), and our established art (a newspaper, 15 years on playa), and our established party (7 years on playa), which means I would be posting every single week, because we have events every single week (next week we have four events in different cities).
While it seems totally logical to you, to me, who volunteers here as a moderator & works in promotion full-time, it looks like a nightmare. As you can see from my example above, opening up the rules leaves gaps large enough to drive a continent through. This is not the place to advertise a non-playa related event.
If you're a promoter, you have a list of places to advertise - mine has 14 national sites I promote on, plus 4-10 local sites depending on the city. Start hunting up sites that appeal to your crowd, most of them have a "free" level (maybe no photos, definitely no heavy promotion), some are worth paying for.