AKAparttime wrote:No need to reinvent the wheel hear kids
I'm letting you in on a well kept secret
put a mail box out in front of your camp with camp name on it...
Camp I am
always get our mail in a timely fashion...& people can find us too....
We are not trying to re-invent the wheel, dear friends, just get it better in round. As camp organizer for the BRCPO, I see problems of mail handling that most burners never will. I wouldn't have been interested when DM brought up address reform if everything was just fine. She entered a conversation that has been going on in the BRCPO for a couple of years at least.
Having delivered hundreds of pieces of mail over the years, my experience is that fewer than 10% of recipients have mailboxes. Lots of informal camps, solo-type campers, etc. This is really about the needles in the haystack, of which there are many.
Even if people use something like the addressing format we are proposing, that still won't stop me from doing my "lost mailman" schtick or whatever other performance art pops into my head. And "incomplete" addresses will still work, just not as well as the more detailed ones in some cases.
Of course it is great that most mail gets delivered in a timely way--we work hard at making that happen-but as the city grows, we need a better way to handle the difficult deliveries that might be accomplished if we didn't run out of time. Our man in PDX, deadletter B, tries to make it all work out when everybody goes home, but we all would prefer playa mail to get to its intended destination before exodus.