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Postby Remark » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:56 pm

First of all, Ugly Doug, you hit the nail on the head...
C.f.Mmmmmm......


Next, the hostility doesn't appear out of nowhere. The threads that catch the most crap (feel free to add to list):

"Why doesn't somebody else do this..."
"You're all doing it wrong..."
"I heard about burning man yesterday and I got a lot of questions..."
"It's not fair..."
"If these people didn't show up, it would be better..."
"Simon won't be my buddy..."

-now to look for a 'Porkchop' hat (or a Shari Lewis hat)
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:41 am

Or, "I really don't understand what Burning Man is all about but..."
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Postby gyre » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:14 am

So you know?
Let us in on it?
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Postby jkisha » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:22 am

"Why is BMORG ripping everyone off with the exorbitant ticket prices?"

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Postby ygmir » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:24 am

"the playa will provide"..........
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Postby Token » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:42 am

I'm writing a paper for my class...
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Postby gaminwench » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:25 am

"I need a gift ticket and a camp to take care of me..."
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Postby AntiM » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:03 pm

I have an art car for sale.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:54 pm

"I need to get burners aware of my___________ whats the best way to do this without actually meeting people?"
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:57 pm

Can I sell stuff? By the way, here's my website!
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Postby ygmir » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:55 pm

"if we could just convince everyone of ___________, we could change the world........
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Postby AntiM » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:02 pm

If the BMORG would provide ______________...
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Postby mdmf007 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:42 pm

jkisha wrote:"Why is BMORG ripping everyone off with the exorbitant ticket prices?"

JK


The same reason Garth Brooks just sold out 32 show dates in 20 minutes - Because they can.
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Postby Isotopia » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:59 pm

Because Garth Brooks is fucking SATAN!!!!!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:21 pm

Isotopia wrote:Because Garth Brooks is fucking SATAN!!!!!

Funny, I heard that he was being fucked by Satan.
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Postby spectabillis » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:41 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Think of it as a bunch of baby wolves really, pouncing, playing, biting, rolling, growling--and at teh end of the day sleeping in a nice big warm pile of wolf pups.


oh come on, its only like that to the small wolf pack. to everyone else its agressively hostile, openly plain and simple.
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Postby spectabillis » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:45 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Image


oh jesus fucking christ, another /b/tard
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:35 am

ygmir wrote:"the playa will provide"..........


...

Geeyawd I HATE THAT SHIT.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:07 am

spectabillis wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Think of it as a bunch of baby wolves really, pouncing, playing, biting, rolling, growling--and at teh end of the day sleeping in a nice big warm pile of wolf pups.


oh come on, its only like that to the small wolf pack. to everyone else its agressively hostile, openly plain and simple.

Maybe. It can certainly look that way. For the most part, I belive that if you just hang around for a few nasty comments, then you "pass the initiation" and get to play with the rest of us. I don't have any specific evidence at hand to prove this. But I do thry and say it with some frequency, in the hope that people will sit it out for the uncomfortable day.
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Postby spectabillis » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:38 am

theCryptofishist wrote:... I belive that if you just hang around for a few nasty comments, then you "pass the initiation" and get to play with the rest of us.


and just who in the fuck says its worth the effort!?

its obvious the quality is low - if measured by the total number of posts its almost non-existent. people have to want to be part of it for your initiation ritual to work fishy, there has to be some compelling reason its worth it. its not, and that makes it rather pathetic.

you're mistaking not being able to take it with not wanting to be around loosers and assholes.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:54 am

And there you are on at least one of my on-line friends' lists.
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Postby spectabillis » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:55 am

so?
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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:03 pm

ya know....fuckk all of yer days and yer fucking hostility
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:17 pm

I guess just because I've never been on the receiving end, this forum just feels like the one place people understand me...and my unicorns...

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:07 pm

i would like to personally thank all of you for making me feel at at home.

it's so east coast...


bitter arguments about minutae....seething comments over locale and vegetable preference.

the numerous orifices in which one can go stick something.

gosh, this is better than home sometimes.

fuck you all, very much....

((((((((e-playa))))))))
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Postby mdmf007 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:37 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Isotopia wrote:Because Garth Brooks is fucking SATAN!!!!!

Funny, I heard that he was being fucked by Satan.


A deals a deal. Ass humped by Satan = Superstardom? tough call
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Postby Here and there » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:29 pm

spectabillis wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:... I belive that if you just hang around for a few nasty comments, then you "pass the initiation" and get to play with the rest of us.


and just who in the fuck says its worth the effort!?

its obvious the quality is low - if measured by the total number of posts its almost non-existent. people have to want to be part of it for your initiation ritual to work fishy, there has to be some compelling reason its worth it. its not, and that makes it rather pathetic.

you're mistaking not being able to take it with not wanting to be around losers and assholes.



Give the man a star. He nailed it. Where do the so-called old timers get the idea that it is a given that the newcomers want their company? We all have our own way of doing things, and I'm not saying that the OP's was wrong. Maybe if I was him, I'd be ready to cut out, too, but for now, I settle for following one simple rule.

"One strike and you're out."

If I see somebody being an asshole to anybody, anywhere, he's off my screen, permanently. Is he an incredible artist, somebody with a million great stories, a rich storehouse of information, something like that? I don't care. I'll get by without those stories, or information, or art, and if I can't, so what? What's Burning Man good for, if it stops being fun?

At that rate, might as well stay home, and be at least a few hundred dollars richer.
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Postby littleflower » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:33 pm

Here and there wrote:
"One strike and you're out."

If I see somebody being an asshole to anybody, anywhere, he's off my screen, permanently. Is he an incredible artist, somebody with a million great stories, a rich storehouse of information, something like that? I don't care. I'll get by without those stories, or information, or art, and if I can't, so what? What's Burning Man good for, if it stops being fun?


you'll have lots of fun around here when you can only see your own posts ...

please, please, please plonk me! after seeing your posts tonight, i would consider it an honor.
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Postby ibdave » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:45 pm

littleflower wrote:
please, please, please plonk me! after seeing your posts tonight, i would consider it an honor.


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Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:50 pm

C.f.M. wrote:I guess just because I've never been on the receiving end, this forum just feels like the one place people understand me...and my unicorns...

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Just wondering....how do you feel about Zebracorns ?
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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