I hope you're just too busy building art and/or getting ready for the event.
DallasPlaya wrote:I don't know if anyone else posted this, but, I think the question here is: is anyone making money on it?
jeffreybenner wrote:DallasPlaya wrote:I don't know if anyone else posted this, but, I think the question here is: is anyone making money on it?
Suppose the venue needed to be rented for an event. Then the venue is making money. Does that count? And do you get special events insurance? In that case the insurance company is making money. I think that would disqualify many decompression events immediately.
Further, suppose an artist is reimbursed travel expenses. Does that count as "making money"?
I find it hard to believe there is not some kind of honoraria involved in bringing in financially stressed artists occasionally at local Burning Man events.
To the mods: How about a Commerce board? Someone posted earlier today or yesterday about making costumes for people. I would love to have someone make me a costume...
If it's not cool on the Playa, then it's not cool on the eplaya?
(gratuitous use of capitalization original.)BRANE VILLAGE FUND RAISER
Iso wrote:input from the boar community
I'm just kinda surprised this dragon hasn't been speared one way or another. A 'murder dinner' not yet held. The ugly subject brought out into the light and weighed in on. Seems to me that this is something that the web team should have jumped in on a while back.
The Admins don't read this board, and they don't particpate in this community (by that I mean specifically eplaya).
Is there a way to promote the commerce that is happening already, by viewing it as a tool, and still keep it isolated from the majority (or even all) of the eplaya and especially the real playa?
Is there a way that we can do it together that’s not only acceptable to what we’re talking about here, but making a difference in the world too?
Can we define the commerce happening around us on terms we decide, or must it define itself?
Am I just looking with too wide a lense and being idealistic? Seriously...To quote another here, Maybe it is just a "fucking/camping/trip"
I don’t think I know yet... I’m asking you for your thoughts and appreciate your time.
Isotopia wrote:Outright commerce. Selling blinky lights, furry pimp coats, and other items by persons not interested in any way with attending (or contributing to) the event is a no brainer. Even if that coat matches my new Dior handbag perfectly it shouldn't be allowed.
Trade/barter: Is barter really commerce? I have a 60' foot dome and I want to trade it for your two 20' domes and oh, yeah, I'll take $30 in ramen noodles for the 60' foot parachute that'll fit quite well over my dome. I don't know...more slippery slope?? Our opinions may differ.
I'm not. The Admins don't read this board, and they don't particpate in this community (by that I mean specifically eplaya).
Trade/barter: Is barter really commerce?
Outright commerce. Selling blinky lights, furry pimp coats, and other items by persons not interested in any way with attending (or contributing to) the event is a no brainer.
Advertising for clothing, etc. belongs on Craig's List or similar venue.
I think I could be ok with fund raisers, as long as the money went 100% back into Burning Man.
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