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Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby batman2013 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:08 pm

I don't care if I get kicked off again like last year BUT someone has to say something - is anyone else getting tired of all the stick-up-the rear people who have issues with nudity? Where did BM begin? Why did we relocate to Pershing Co i.e. in the middle of nowhere?

Nothing makes a better statement than the naked body - even with all it's imperfections. When people say a picture speaks a thousand words how can you describe being naked?

Who else here disrobes at the gate? Shedding your "civilian" shell and finally becoming FREE
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby MikeGyver » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:21 pm

As much as you may think so, Naked and Free aren't the same thing. Just because you think so doesn't mean other people do. Nothing is Mandatory. If you want to troll pick something a little more entertaining, not the run of the mill trolls of Nudity.
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby Thecatman » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:22 pm

I'd be for that but my thinking is, if you're disrobing at the gate, you're not technically or geographically inside the confines of BRC.
A hard up LEO might pop you for indecent exposure. Public nudity. etc. More power to those who might do so.
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby Nipple » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:26 pm

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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:38 pm

That's Greeters, dammit!
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby Rice » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:44 pm

Thecatman wrote:I'd be for that but my thinking is, if you're disrobing at the gate, you're not technically or geographically inside the confines of BRC.
A hard up LEO might pop you for indecent exposure. Public nudity. etc. More power to those who might do so.


I speak for pretty much every one at gate, WAIT TILL GREETERS TO GET NAKED...

Gate takes care of the business of getting everyone with tickets (and correct EA credentials) into BRC as fast as possible.

You are not really in BRC till you reach Greeters. No Greeter will give you grief for being naked. (Annoy gate and you could end up in D-Lot.)
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby Fire_Moose » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:05 pm

Unless Gate asks you to. Then its best to follow orders.
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby gyre » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:50 pm

Had someone arrive at greeter's gate naked one year.
As far as I could tell, he had been naked all along.
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby AntiM » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:28 am

I'm naked right now. What was your point?
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby Elliot » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:11 am

Rice wrote:...
I speak for pretty much every one at gate, WAIT TILL GREETERS TO GET NAKED...

Gate takes care of the business of getting everyone with tickets (and correct EA credentials) into BRC as fast as possible.

You are not really in BRC till you reach Greeters. No Greeter will give you grief for being naked. (Annoy gate and you could end up in D-Lot.)

I second this notion. (I'm also with GP&E, though much lower seniority.)

Greeters actually has a shift where all the Greeters go naked. :D
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby gyre » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:51 pm

The guy that drove up naked, appeared to have driven all the way to the burn naked.
Way to commit anyway.

There was a case in some state sustaining the right to drive naked, privacy thing.

He sure seemed to have gone through entry gate and the police that way.
No sign of clothes in the car.

Best was the girl that took her clothes off, then ran for the city.

Her car finally went chasing after.
I don't think that was planned.
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:57 pm

Many years ago, I knew of a girl who hid in an RV closet so Gate would find her... she was naked, with a Burning Man ticket clenched in her teeth. It seems that went over just fine!
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby bradtem » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:35 pm

Yes, the first time they see it, it would be a laugh.

The security-geek part of me sees this as a clever hack. Hide stowaways with tickets. If they find you with ticket in mouth, everybody laughs and in you go. If they don't find you, or more likely just don't search (search is only done to a random selection of cars at peak time) you get in with an unused ticket, which you can then sell at a high price and take to will call.

I'm not saying anybody is doing that scam, and I think that if they started finding lots of people hiding with tickets they would change the policy of laughing, and treat it like a sneak-in with serious consequences.

I've never been fond of the idea that everybody's first taste of our bastion of liberty is a multi-hour wait and a search of your vehicle. Indeed, to the best of my knowledge the number of people caught sneaking in is quite few, a number far below that which any normal business would just discount as "shrinkage." Particularly with the newer policies -- no tickets for sale at gate, get caught sneaking somebody in and everybody goes home with no tickets after months of preparation -- very little searching is necessary. (And indeed, in this line, searching is randomized at peak times.) It's said the search is also there to spot guns, fireworks, plants, feathers etc. if they are just lying around, which makes it more of an education effort, as anybody trying deliberately to smuggle them in would not be deterred.

I would personally prefer it if, like almost every other business in the world, BM had reduced security, accepted a certain amount of shrinkage, and passed the cost of that along to all customers. And then used the flexibility this grants you to vastly speed up the gate. Then you can get naked for the greeters.
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:38 pm

I would personally prefer it if, like almost every other business in the world, BM had reduced security, accepted a certain amount of shrinkage, and passed the cost of that along to all customers



why is that every time i read your posts i feel "dirty"...
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby bradtem » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:42 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:
I would personally prefer it if, like almost every other business in the world, BM had reduced security, accepted a certain amount of shrinkage, and passed the cost of that along to all customers



why is that every time i read your posts i feel "dirty"...


Because I chose those words deliberately for the irony. Inside the gate, we live a different life with different economics. But outside and at the gate, it's about tickets, money, searches and the rest of the default world. When it comes to selling tickets, it's filthy lucre all the way, and we are customers until we get inside. Worse, actually -- as we approach gate we're treated like potential cheats. The rules of business -- and customer satisfaction -- should not be ignored in the name of pretending not to be a business. The effort to pretend otherwise got things like a ticket lottery.
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:09 pm

brad, some of us burn year round.




obviously, you're not one of them.




we are a "community" not "customers" or a client base.




that may be hard for you to understand, but, please try.
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby strange love » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:31 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Many years ago, I knew of a girl who hid in an RV closet so Gate would find her... she was naked, with a Burning Man ticket clenched in her teeth. It seems that went over just fine!


Haha that's rad! It would've been even cooler if she had it clenched somewhere else..

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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby bradtem » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:27 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:brad, some of us burn year round.




obviously, you're not one of them.




we are a "community" not "customers" or a client base.




that may be hard for you to understand, but, please try.


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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:26 pm

plonk em' if they disagree.


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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby C.f.M. » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:06 pm

Fire_Moose wrote:Unless Gate asks you to. Then its best to follow orders.


I wish someone from Gate would ask to see me naked. There's just something about a man in dusty-ass boots and all black...meow.

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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby bradtem » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:43 pm

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:plonk em' if they disagree.


I would not recommend that. Plonking/killfile is not for people who disagree with you. It's for people who insist on discussing the other person rather than discussing their ideas. If you're talking to a newbie, it may be worthwhile educating them, but if somebody's been on the net for a long time and they still have an ad hominem style online, it's best for all to just edit them out if they do it more than once. Experience shows they are unlikely to learn.
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby C187 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:09 am

C.f.M. wrote:
Fire_Moose wrote:Unless Gate asks you to. Then its best to follow orders.


I wish someone from Gate would ask to see me naked. There's just something about a man in dusty-ass boots and all black...meow.

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Tell you what. All of us GP&E eplayans could work the same shift, same lane. Then you come into that lane during that shift with all the other smexy eplayans, and we'll go full on TSA with y'all. Everyone gets to live out that fantasy, and be marry. As long as it's no where close to peak time. Otherwise it's "do you have the things you shouldn't have," and "may I see your ticket" time.

Personally I've had a few naked people sleeping under the covers in RVs come up. But to me all I care about is if they have a ticket or not. Doesn't phase me one way or the other if someone is naked. Same thing inside the city. However if Burning Man turned into a nudist event I wouldn't come, since that's not my cup of tea.
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:32 am

C187 wrote: However if Burning Man turned into a nudist event I wouldn't come, since that's not my cup of tea.


Well that depends on how many of them look like CfM!
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby H.G.Crosby » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:36 am

they still have an ad hominem style online



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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby ygmir » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:16 pm

C187 wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:
Fire_Moose wrote:Unless Gate asks you to. Then its best to follow orders.


I wish someone from Gate would ask to see me naked. There's just something about a man in dusty-ass boots and all black...meow.

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Tell you what. All of us GP&E eplayans could work the same shift, same lane. Then you come into that lane during that shift with all the other smexy eplayans, and we'll go full on TSA with y'all. Everyone gets to live out that fantasy, and be marry. As long as it's no where close to peak time. Otherwise it's "do you have the things you shouldn't have," and "may I see your ticket" time.

Personally I've had a few naked people sleeping under the covers in RVs come up. But to me all I care about is if they have a ticket or not. Doesn't phase me one way or the other if someone is naked. Same thing inside the city. However if Burning Man turned into a nudist event I wouldn't come, since that's not my cup of tea.


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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby MikeGyver » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:51 pm

*Taking notes*
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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby ygmir » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:17 pm

MikeGyver wrote:*Taking notes*

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Re: Mandatory Disrobing @ Gate

Postby stew » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:32 am

C.f.M. wrote:
Fire_Moose wrote:Unless Gate asks you to. Then its best to follow orders.

I wish someone from Gate would ask to see me naked. There's just something about a man in dusty-ass boots and all black...meow.

Since it's more than 11 more months until we can do that, I hereby ask you to post pictures instead.
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