Inverse Protestant Reformation

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Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby trilobyte » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:27 pm

In case you missed it, Caveat Magister recently made an excellent post on the Burning Blog. It's titled "How many theme camps can dance on the head of a Burning Man ticket?" and makes for an interesting read, if you get the chance. I like his writing style, he raises a few interesting points to consider, and it's not often you give any thought to the risks of an inverse protestant reformation (discussed in his post). Good stuff.
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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby aserendipity » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:38 pm

Trilo, thank you for bringing the messages to my attention.
After I was assaulted by two different persons and have not said anything other than worry about what it all means; it helped to read about others experience.
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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby jkisha » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:17 pm

Interesting writing style, yes. But style does not equal substance. Nothing new there.
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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby aserendipity » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:36 am

New is not the criteria being sought
surcease of accosted unwanted assault would be welcome
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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:16 am

aserendipity wrote:New is not the criteria being sought
surcease of accosted unwanted assault would be welcome


Your gift of unintelligible spambot speak is amazing.


..and while not new information, I guess it's a "cute" article and the gist of it I do agree with specifically when applied to theme camps/groups. Artists/volunteers are an entirely different story.

This last year we saw great abuse of the "directed distribution" system by which crony-ism determined preferential allotment. We had camps that were claiming to "preserve the fabric of Burning Man" through their contributions and ticket distribution, but in all actuality they were sold along with plug-and-play packages such as in the case of Area 51 or again re-cronied out to whomever the organizer saw fit.

Preserving the fabric of Burning Man be damned. That's just straight favoritism. Fuck that.

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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:55 am

screw the reformation.


when Larry™ comes down from the Sky riding his Shiny White Unicorn he will Choose the 144,000 who shall burn forever based on who are the Builders and Dreamers, their Burny-ness, Artistic Contribution, Fellatio Skills, Authentic Mad-Genius but seriously fucking crazy, and Those with an Eternally Positive Attitude so infectious you can't even bitch slap it off of Them, The Walk the Walkers, The Impressarios and Ingenues, The Freaks, the Geeks, and the Beautifully extreme.

and e-playans.


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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:36 am

As a barbarian, I treat the "BMorg" as I do any bureaucracy. If I can get something out of it, fine; if not, I get out of the way. I have ceased to dream of changing the direction of such a locomotive.

If anyone wants my advice, although it would take a blog post to get any attention: We need more official Burning Man events, not more regionals. Going to a regional instead of a Burning Man is like watching porn and whacking off, instead of getting laid. That is not a solution. We need several Burning Mans throughout the year and in different areas. Nothing else will solve the problem.
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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:46 am

or a full-time, year round Sustainable Art Community based on the Ten Principles, with a retreat, Learning Center, Sculpture GardenZilla™, workshops, Artists in Residences, Storage and Creative Space and Natural Phenomena?


and maybe a Yearly Week Long Event (amongst others) to Celebrate the creations of such an Endeavor?


http://flyranchproject.org/


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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby BBadger » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:02 am

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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:07 am

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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby trilobyte » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:04 pm

Junglesmacks - I never said it was new info, just an interesting read. :) Personally, I thought there were a lot fewer abuses (of directed tickets) than I expected. Maybe I was being cynical, but on the internet there seemed to be little interest in fair, people just wanted tickets. There were a few camps that abused the program and used it to drive membership/dues, but I think there were many many more that didn't. There were also a number of abuses through artist and volunteer programs, but just like with theme camps/mv's the majority of people didn't scam the system. It's difficult to say how much that (directed distribution abuses) impacted the hoarder bubble that popped in the last couple weeks before the event (when suddenly thousands of extra tickets people had been sitting on hit the market).
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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:39 pm

trilobyte wrote: There were a few camps that abused the program and used it to drive membership/dues...


Say, that's a pretty good idea!
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Re: Inverse Protestant Reformation

Postby BBadger » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:13 pm

Just host a raffle and there's no problem at all!
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