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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Eric » Sat May 19, 2012 3:30 pm

jkisha wrote:
AntiM wrote:You don't know much about eplaya.... ALL replies are pretty much off topic. And they get to stay.

This post seems out of order. The OP hadn't yet complained about anything.


It does seem odd, but they are in order & nothing was deleted (I verified the logs). Think of it as prep for playa conversations.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Savannah » Sat May 19, 2012 3:47 pm

jkisha wrote:
AntiM wrote:You don't know much about eplaya.... ALL replies are pretty much off topic. And they get to stay.

This post seems out of order. The OP hadn't yet complained about anything.


The OP flagged JS, Doc and AntiM as "off-topic". AntiM was responding verbally to the OP's unseen action.

The OP hadn't been on ePlaya long enough to know 1) what TRUE off-topic behavior is, and 2) that we're slightly relaxed about it.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby jkisha » Sat May 19, 2012 4:10 pm

Savannah wrote:
jkisha wrote:
AntiM wrote:You don't know much about eplaya.... ALL replies are pretty much off topic. And they get to stay.

This post seems out of order. The OP hadn't yet complained about anything.


The OP flagged JS, Doc and AntiM as "off-topic". AntiM was responding verbally to the OP's unseen action.

The OP hadn't been on ePlaya long enough to know 1) what TRUE off-topic behavior is, and 2) that we're slightly relaxed about it.

Now that makes sense. Thanks.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Drawingablank » Sat May 19, 2012 4:51 pm

All I can say is wow - if someone is that high strung about a message board, how the hell are they gonna deal with being in BRC.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Savannah » Sat May 19, 2012 4:59 pm

This will be her second Burn, so . . . somehow she managed.

2011 weather was really good.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Drawingablank » Sat May 19, 2012 6:12 pm

There is more to being on the playa than the weather. Every sense (and sensibility) is assaulted in numerous ways, pretty much constantly. Somehow this much prissiness just don't seem like a good fit.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby jkisha » Sat May 19, 2012 6:53 pm

This board definately needs a like button.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby AntiM » Mon May 21, 2012 8:29 am

Well I must say I am disappointed in your collective psychic abilities.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby inthecolumbiagorge » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:54 pm

This lady is probably perfectly nice and will do fine on playa even if she does not want obvious sex or drugs happening in her chair in her camp. Perhaps she does not use message boards much or at all. Personally I find the snark here low in tone but still snark is snark and not everyone likes to deal with other peoples petty anonymous shit, even if low key. Message boards are not for everyone, me included for the most part. I don't like snarkiness online or in person actually and sometimes you folks are much less than welcoming, especially to people that really just do not understand why any rudeness would be directed towards them to begin with. I get your attitudes and they are generally not seriously mean spirited but I still think perhaps there could be a couple of threads that should be reasonably mellow for someone with no experience to come and find a spot to volunteer or ask a question from all you mighty ones with so much experience? Or helpful without having to read 100 posts to get the tone and understand the dynamic here? That does not seem too much to ask to me....just sayin. I am sure I will draw my own drama by this but seriously....!

Even Coachella has a thread called "Trick loves the kids...ask any question and I will be nice about it"! Of course I know that any reference to Coachella and I am probably drawing the wrath of Kahn:-( I am a newb so I am perhaps not a good candidate to do this since I do not have the answers to any questions unless I have read about them or talked to someone else that has given me information, but couldn't we have a thread that is helpful without snark for those that just don't want to deal with it or don't understand it? Yes it will be the same questions over and over more than likely but it does not seem that big of a deal. If you don't want to be sweet and lovey just stay away from the thread. I have infinitely more patience with people who just do not know better than I do with those that do and choose to be testy about it. I guess I will start one and see how it goes. If there is already one that I have missed please someone direct me to it:-)
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:07 pm

um,


FUCK YOUR DAY, TOOTS!



my god, how did my bots miss this one until now?
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby inthecolumbiagorge » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:35 pm

Thanks for the lovely sentiment Simon! No one would expect any less from you:-)
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby wh..sh » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:40 pm

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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:52 pm

Well, even worse, it's getting boring and predictable.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:56 pm

yeah, you're totally right ugly....








i find this years crop of stupid posts to be quite droll and banal too.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby lemur » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:42 pm

BURNING MAN 2012: THE YEAR OF THE DELICATE "BURGIN"
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:57 pm

totally.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Boijoy » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:24 pm

Simon. Is that you in the middle??? Im mean.. put a pair of cut offs on that guy & ,,, :lol:
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:32 pm

even my first year in NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY FUCKING SIX i wasnt as "delicate" as some of the more recent newbs that are popping up like zits on a teen-agers face.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby H.G.Crosby » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:35 pm

um, you were pretty delicate, but you had a huge stash of cocaine to prop you up, Remember?


now, where were we....right.....


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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Boijoy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:14 pm

Everyone was a Burgin at least once. EXCEPT last year. The weather was just too damn nice. If you were a Burgin last year you get a " do over " this year.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:33 am

There were more weird people to take pictures of last year.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Weinstain » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:44 am

Thanks for the Radical Inclusiveness.

You've just circumscribed yourselves in included, and all others on the outside of that simplified line are not. And that's without the underhanded insults.

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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:49 am

Weinstain wrote:a. I will not be checking back here, no matter what email I get saying there's something here.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:51 am

Weinstain wrote:Thanks for the Radical Inclusiveness.

You've just circumscribed yourselves in included, and all others on the outside of that simplified line are not. And that's without the underhanded insults.

Really and truly, all you have to do is make a couple of jokes our way and you're treated like an old friend. More or less.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Major Krash » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:40 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Weinstain wrote:a. I will not be checking back here, no matter what email I get saying there's something here.


Eplaya is like a neighborhood crack dealer....the first snark is free.

(but they keep coming back regardless)

but seriously; there are several ways to hook up with camps/art projects in need.

1) Ahead of time pre-playa (like you are doing now), but that tends to work best for people near each other who want to work pre-playa. This year because of the ticket issues faced by many camps, there are openings galore in many camps (and the afore mentioned places to look already set-up....) but usually most camps build by "word of mouth" locally, or by people meeting on-playa.

2) on-playa by going to center camp playa information

3) on-playa by wandering around looking for a cool camp or project that is still being set-up and offering to help

none of these methods talk about volunteering early for on-playa, because of the "playa time effect". Regardless of best intentions, it is almost impossible to be at a given place at a given time on-playa (the Larry Uncertainty Principle at work) especially for more than one person. Therefore, only casual attention is paid by most camps in need by offers by strangers of on-playa work this far in advance....most camps do not even realize how seriously behind they are yet, and wont for about 4 weeks.

Have you tried locating your Regional's Group? There is plenty of time this summer to meet local Burner's and get thoroughly entangled in a project pre-playa...

good luck with finding a needful project or camp that can put your enthusiasm and passion to good use!
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby Weinstain » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:57 pm

Thanks, I have, and not because of this mail list. But thank you and much gratitude for your very useful and worthy response. Best wishes.
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Re: Can volunteer at undermanned theme camp and ride

Postby PlayaPatrol » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:56 pm

Snark/good natured ribbing/ "can't you take a joke" on eplaya means vicious sarcastic insecure asshole douchebaggery. I am very curious to see how these eplaya nerds interact face to face at the meet and greet. I'm guessing they'll tone it down quite a bit.
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