Solve the potty garbage dumping problem.

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Solve the potty garbage dumping problem.

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 05, 2004 10:42 am

I think that if everyone was required to strip outside the potties and enter with NOTHING then the garbage-dumping problem would be all but eliminated. Might require manpower in the way of potty monitors, but could be worth it if the event survival depends on keeping a potty contractor.
Think that would work?
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Post by Gizmo » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:16 pm

Question: Can I put my shoes in the port-a-pottie?
Answer: Yes, if you eat them first.
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Post by _tears_ » Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:17 pm

that would go along the lines of forced nudity and I know a few people ( not myself but others ) who are not ok with or comfortable with being nude in public.

Also, not good for us germ-a-phobes, I bring my own gloves to wear in there ( i have OCD )
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Post by G.W.B. » Sun Jun 06, 2004 10:36 pm

_tears_ wrote: ( i have OCD )
Not by the looks of your avatar. :lol: (what is it of anyway)
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Sounds Like a Plan...

Post by Last Real Burner » Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:52 am

I'll take care of all the nude women (including all manditory body cavity searches) and you my good man can handle the men.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:15 pm

Do I have to actually handle them?
Maybe this plan IS flawed...
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prevention/triage

Post by 'stine » Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:27 pm

If I have to go nekkid, there better be guy assigned to slather my fair skin up with sun block every hour or so. Since this is a protection job, does that mean a Ranger has to do it? :-)

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:55 pm

I'm just proposing that nekkidness be required to enter the potties, extracurricular nekkidness is at your option. And my recommendation.
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Post by unjonharley » Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:10 am

Hold me coat....I'm GoING IN!!!!!...
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Nekkidness at the potties

Post by robbidobbs » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:06 pm

This is a funny thread.
Stine wrote:
>Since this is a protection job, does that mean a Ranger has to do it? :-)

I know you're being silly, Stine, but I need to clarify what you said for the benefit of the newbies reading this.

The Rangers have been wonderful about Pottie Awareness since the beginning of the Pottie Project. The Greeters, Gate also have done their part. Excremental Correctness isn't really something you can "enforce" but rather educate/encourage. And that's what these groups and the Pottie People have been doing since 2001.

Rangers are not...repeat...NOT cops.
They are there for the safety of the community.

Since I, Chief Poopervisor of the Pottie Project, can only be in one place at a time, I ask that the Community take on the task of "enforcing" and monitoring the potties. So if you want to hang out at your local pottie cluster (the bank near where you live), and do strip searches, cavity searches, or just a pat-down, FEEL FREE!

"Excuse me Miss, but may I pat you down to ensure you have no pottie-hazardous contraband on your person before you go in?" Or something like that. It could be a hoot if done right.

Funny story: a guy walked into a pottie holding a beer can. At the same time, a lady wearing full Dominatrix gear stepped into one. She saw the beer can going in, but when she came out, and the guy came out, the beer can had "disappeared". She "encouraged" the guy to get his dumb ass back in there and retrieve the can. Obviously intimidated, he complied. A JotS (the pottie vendor) supervisor had witnessed this exchange, and later reported it to me. He was indeed moved by this. No, I'd say it impressed the SHIT out of him. We really do rock.

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Post by Rob the Wop » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:35 pm

I have seen mention of cavity searches. What if a cavity search turns up portapotty safe materials? Are you sure you want to do this?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:48 pm

You're skating awful close to an "all material must be cleared by a trained 2nd party before entering the portapotty" solution.

Volenteers anyone?

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Post by muley » Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:47 pm

whats really needed is to put the shitters in a lot more areas people who have to walk a fucking mile to get down to the only street that has a place to shit are to tired to pack that HEAVEY beer can all the way back to camp

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Placement

Post by robbidobbs » Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:48 pm

We're working on this issue: we're trying to have some potties on the 3rd street, and some on the 6th street in. This should solve your "heavy beer" problem.

Or would you like me to suggest where you CAN put that beer can.

(kidding)
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STFU

Post by robbidobbs » Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:11 pm

...on second thought...

PLONK!!!!!!!!

Suggesting that your beer can is anything BUT your responsiblity just earned you the SHUT THE FUCK UP prize.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:52 pm

Now Robbidobbs, if he puts the can where I think you mean, it runs a high risk of ending up in the potty anyway...
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Excremental Correctness

Post by 'stine » Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:36 pm

robbidobbs, would you please send me a direct e-mail or point me to the proper web location to get facts about the potties and proper excremental correctness so that I can sneak some of this info into my scatalogical amusement cards? Thanks!

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P.S. I wasn't thinking about the Rangers patroling the potties. I was musing that a Ranger might slather me with lotion. Can they do that? It is a form of protection. ;-)

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Stats on potties

Post by robbidobbs » Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:13 am

Check out the 2003 Afterburn report on Potties.
Stats: 400+ potties, serviced every 6 hrs, poopulation of 30K equals a LOT of shit.
Proper pottie etiquette:
Poo-poo, pee-pee, and the TP
Not the foodstuffs thats gone creepy.
No shoes, no shirts, no tampons seepy.
Please be neat and wipe the seaty.

also,
Hovering BAD!

If your aim is so true,
All your shit's in the Blue,
Not one drop of erred poo,
Then Participant, bless you.

But if you're seeing spots,
With intoxicants or sots,
Then don't piss off JotS,
By shitting on the pots.

I put 1/2 sheet signs on all potties, and there are over 100 different signs (poo-etry, hai-poos, sayings, slogans, quotes) nearly all of which were submitted by Poopers like YOU!

So if you have a crazed idea about what would go great on one of these signs, just post it, and I'll paste it in.

Run with it, 'stine.
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Proper protection

Post by robbidobbs » Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:17 am

Slathering with sunburn lotion is a good way to break the ice with a Ranger. Personally (as a former Ranger mah-sef), I don't see a problem with it at all.
Don't expect it to turn into anything but a utilitarian act, since they are still on shift.

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Post by 'stine » Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:04 am

robbidobbs mentions "break the ice?" My deviant mind quickly jumps to the idea of a Ranger slathering me with ice....I muse...I bet that would feel delicously painful on my pale flesh after so many hours of hot burning sunshine. Have no fear for an ethics breach.....I have a fair number of military buddies so I completely respect authority professionals when on duty. Besides, I wouldn't want to sully my reputation at my very first BM so we'll keep the gesture on a strictly professional courtesy level. <wink>

Love the Poo-etry and will check out the 2003 report for floater facts to go in the info cards! Once I get them put together - perhaps I can send you a pdf of them before I print them out and laminate them?

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Post by muley » Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:34 am

I was not talking about my beer can ass hole

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Post by 'stine » Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:02 pm

oh, oh, oh, the gerbils are going crazy in my brain.....
Poo Man Chu
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Poo-phylactics
Poo-crastination - the art of keeping up with yesterday's shit

please take away my keyboard!


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ignoring the troll...

Post by robbidobbs » Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:07 pm

'Stine or anyone else interested in shit, I welcome you to join pottie-list (at) burningman (dot) com.
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Post by Simply Joel » Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:39 pm

muley wrote:I was not talking about my beer can ass hole
i wonder what a "beer can ass hole" looks like...

and please don't respond with... "look in a mirror"

i am far bigger than a beer can.

Maybe this thread should die too... but don't leave it in the porta potties.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:00 pm

muley wrote:I was talking out my beer can ass hole
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Pottie signage

Post by robbidobbs » Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:03 pm

'stine wrote: Poo-crastination - the art of keeping up with yesterday's shit
I've GOT to make this into a sign.
Everytime I read it, I chuckle.
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Post by Icepack » Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:28 am

I know that Burning Man is supposed to be a "Leave no Trace" event and I fully support that. But has the idea ever been considered to have a garbage can located at the portapotties to deal with the trash that ends up where it shouldn't? I personally think "pack it in, pack it out" but it's obvious that not everyone does that, which is why Robbie Dobbs stays so busy creating poo-etry and educating the BRC Citizens on portapotty ettiquette. If there was a garbage can available, is it possible that those folks under the influence or being lazy might use it instead of leaving their trash in the potties? Or would the trash cans get overused and be a hassle to deal with and the trash in the portapotties still continue?

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Post by Simply Joel » Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:55 am

I believe you answered your own questions.

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Post by ness » Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:33 pm

here in Idaho we spend a lot of time on the rivers where it is always pack it in pack it out , that includes your shit, last year at bm all ALL my shit left with us as all camping trips.

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Post by robbidobbs » Fri Jun 11, 2004 2:04 pm

Icepack wrote: Or would the trash cans get overused and be a hassle to deal with and the trash in the portapotties still continue?
Yes.

As Will Rogers said: "How BIG would you like that garbage can?"

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