I am sorry, there is no nice way for me to say any of this.  Yesterday, a group of tourists were ticketed for WALKING UP TO OLD FAITHFUL between eruptions.  These people claimed they "didn't see" the numerous signs that warn people of the dangers of this, and authorities won't release the Tour Company or the origin of the tourists.  I know what I would say to these people - what are your thoughts?  A big deal or no?