!!READ ME!! Find 'Tickets Offered' Threads!

!!READ ME!! Find 'Tickets Offered' Threads!

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:29 am

Using the miracle of modern technology, we've crafted a state of the art Magic Button that will help you find the CURRENT and ACTIVE threads offering TICKETS to this year's event. Now you can locate threads with ease, and hopefully connect with the Burning Man tickets you need.

Behold, the Magic Button!

Okay, so it's just a link to an advanced search results. But it feels like magic.

Ticket Sellers
  • When creating your threads, please start your subject line with OFFERED: and it will automatically (no, automagically) appear in the results when people use the magic button link.
  • When you've sold your tickets, LET US KNOW! Edit your message and change the OFFERED: to **SOLD** and we'll get the thread locked.

Ticket Buyers
  • We would really like for you to please stop creating 'need-a-ticket' threads, as they are jamming up the boards. And during this time of year, ticket sellers just aren't seeing and reading them. Your best bet is to PM the seller with your info/details, and then reply in the ticket seller's thread to express your interest (or tell your story). For your own sake, please do not put your email address and phone number in the forum thread in a normal fashion (415-555-1212 or sendmespam@someaddress.com). We get hit pretty regularly by spammers and spambots with lots of cheesy offers, and if they can do that then they can dig through the forums looking for info that gets used to send additional spam or carry out phishing attacks.
  • If you're determined to post a 'need-a-ticket' thread anyway, do not use OFFERED: in your subject line. It interferes with the above-mentioned magic, and we'll have to change your subject line. If you're offering a ride or some other enticement to would-be sellers, use 'offering' or 'can offer' in your subject line instead.
  • Good luck!

Everybody Buying/Selling Tickets
Here's the official information on how to buy/sell a Burning Man ticket, you may care to read it.

Hope that helps!

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Re: !!READ ME!! Find 'Tickets Offered' Threads!

Postby AntiM » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:19 am

You sir, are a god.
These are not my fuckos.
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Postby powermacdaddy » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:54 am

Yeah somebody needs to build a shrine to this dude!

Thankyous!!
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Postby egos » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:04 am

Thanks for the advice.
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Postby jkisha » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:12 am

My new hero for today! Thanks.

I'm going to post a link to this thread in any new or existing "need to buy a ticket" post I see.
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Postby monkeytwinsmom » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:50 am

You really ARE awesome! Hope you'll stop by Stretchy Camp @ 4:20 & E for some relaxation & a special treat.

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Postby bridgedancer » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:15 pm

Thank you!
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Postby gyre » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:09 pm

Why not have a section for 'wanting a ticket' posts, if they annoy some people so much?

This may be a seller's market more than usual , but I have always found such ads useful.
I suspect many others do too.

Not everyone is in a place with a zillion tickets on CL, so looking for buyers that might be nearby is very useful.
I always respond to people first with phone numbers myself.
Many people have very limited access to the interweb, and they may take a similar approach.

A ticket wanted ad is useful if it has something more than "I want a ticket".
Location is convenient.
Your email should be enabled.
Include obvious information.
Posting a phone number is a personal choice, but those ads are the ones I respond to, including on CL.

You can break up a phone number, as mentioned.
Not a bad idea.


I consider my phone number and primary email to be public information.
My phone number is posted on several places currently on the web, and in the clear.
I still get very few marketing calls.
I have a special email address for some craiglist use.
Training your spam filter is the important thing.
You can't keep an email address secret, only limit the info tied to it.

I have a special technique I use for phone calls I don't want.
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Postby trilobyte » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:17 pm

Next year, Gyre, the message boards will likely be organized differently. And I don't think it's that they annoy people as much as they make it harder for people to find the threads with tickets in them. Then people end up having pent up frustrations, which (I suspect) leads to heightened levels of irritability and snarkiness. The above-mentioned Magic Button is a workaround to try and help let people find the current active threads with tickets offered without digging through no less than 10 pages of forum posts.

As for the advice regarding posting personal information in a public forum, you are of course welcome to take it under advisement and do whatever you like, there are certainly no rules against posting your own info. We do, however, get messages from people who seem both surprised and shocked when, following their ePlaya posts, they 'seem to have gotten onto some kind of list.' I'd recommend including phone number, email, and location details in any private message you send.
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Postby inProgress » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:45 pm

trilobyte = automagician


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Postby gyre » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:36 pm

Are any of the complaints coming from people trying to buy or sell tickets?
I'm seeing a lot of complaints from people that make a point of posting that they had the money to buy tickets months ago.

Without interweb, I was very time pressed to find whatever posts quickly, but my complaint was the usual - failure to update posts.

By the next time I got online again, tickets were already bought or sold.
Did have some 'sorry called the guy with the phone number first' emails to write.


Privacy is nice, but far more difficult to maintain than people think.
My new address is totally off the grid ... for now.
Very hard to do.

Many people seem to agonize over people they know having their email and phone number, while every hacker's list on earth had it five minutes after they started them up.

And I did mention a special technique I use for unwanted phone calls.
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Postby Eric » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:04 pm

Job well done Trilobyte!

Not stopping all the posts, but it seems to be helping some.
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Postby rainbowgirly31 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:51 pm

I love magic. Thanks tons! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby markosphere » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:30 am

Yes People need to stop posting ADs about desperately wanting a ticket. So true! I desperately need a ticket but I don't put an ad WANTING a ticket cus it's futile but however people get their tickets is their business. The universe will decide if they go or not.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:13 am

I'm not going ot say that luck doesn't play a part. I'm not going to say that everybody who works hard on the various ways to get one is going ot be able to go, but the "universe" "decides" nothing. It's lovely to live in a world with meaning and connection but at some point you reach schitzophrenia. Not a happy place...
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Postby PlayaMule » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:14 am

Every time I go, which is every other year, I see someone in the community who sees a need and unselfishly acts on it just because they can. They represent the true essence of burner spirit. This year, that award goes to you Mi Amigo. A tip of the old sombereo to you sir!

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Postby BBadger » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:16 pm

Hey trilobyte, do you think you could move this thread to the Announcements? This board has such shitty Sticky designators that it is hard to see what is a sticky and what is not, even if you're looking for it.
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Postby Jonny Utah » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:56 pm

BOO!
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Postby trilobyte » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:59 pm

Good idea, BBadger, will do.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:27 pm

^^wtf?^^ (Dr. JetSinester's mother ship?)

Be Warned. Posting a story about your "need" for a ticket, with plenty of chatter about how deserving you are, will Get You Ridiculed At!!1
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OFFERED

Postby Loppyness » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:06 am

OFFERED: Loppy has two tickets at will call going un used @300 $ each. I'm arriving on mon at 12 to 3 AM . Be de lucky weiners get in contact we can sync are trips and meet at de box office ! And may de dust set u free ! Loppy
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Postby Bubbles.of.Zion » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:11 am

hi are you still selling a ticket or two? i got scammed today and was hoping to still find a chance in cheap ticket... i lost 660 dollars for two.... i hope the jerk gets caught! please let me know if anyone knows of anything! thank you..... 720-295-6975 or on here or koollovers@hotmail.com
dont know how this thing works yet lol...but have a great burn and let me know please and thank you!!! cheers!!! promise im an awesome person!
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Postby knowmad » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:12 pm

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Postby clivebarfer » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:41 pm

Loppyness wrote:OFFERED: Loppy has two tickets at will call going un used @300 $ each. I'm arriving on mon at 12 to 3 AM . Be de lucky weiners get in contact we can sync are trips and meet at de box office ! And may de dust set u free ! Loppy

Would love at least one have 475 for both..pls call
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Postby clivebarfer » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:42 pm

LOOkIng for 2 tickets i am in reno and $475 and am willing to buy at least 1 for face value
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Postby jumpingbean » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:45 pm

So we are a couple looking for the last minute chance to get to the Burn. This will be our 2nd & 3rd times to Black Rock City so a last minute plan and pack mission is no stretch for us. Each time we have enjoyed making pancake breakfast for the masses as one of our contributions to our fellow burners. Breakfast isn't always in the morning. Regardless, it'd be so sweet for you to make our journey & pancakes possible this year. We actually live in the foothills near Nevada City on the way from SF to BRC but we would be delighted to meet you in any convenient location. Call me! Sarah - 530.368.7676
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Postby whetherman » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:53 am

A GIFT OF FIRE
THANKS FOR
THE THAUGHTFULL
EXTRA TIME
AND ENERGY...
THE KINDNESS
OF STRANGERS
GIVING US ALL
MUCH
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