Burner directory (on the playa), can entries be deleted now?

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Burner directory (on the playa), can entries be deleted now?

Postby musicmaker » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:36 am

I entered my information into the "find your friends" directory at Playa Info, (near Center Camp, at one of the computers there).
More info about that service, here: http://www.burningman.com/participate/information.html

I recall that, when creating an entry, there was a checkbox available, which, if checked, would mark your information as available on-playa only, meaning that your record would be deleted from the database at the end of the event.

If a person did NOT check that box, where is their information stored now? Is it still possible to request that their information be deleted?

Thanks very much. :?:

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Re: Burner directory (on the playa), can entries be deleted

Postby gyre » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:06 pm

As far as I know, it's gone after the event.

I think it would be useful to access after the event, but not possible, last I heard.

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Re: Burner directory (on the playa), can entries be deleted

Postby trilobyte » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:05 pm

Yeah, that information doesn't actually go anywhere post event (that I'm aware of). I suspect the checkbox was part of some initial default/setup of whatever software's in use, and when it was originally created there was some grand idea to eventually put it up on the site someplace. I've been participating since 2004, and have never seen that actually happen.

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Re: Burner directory (on the playa), can entries be deleted

Postby Bob » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:27 am

That's what *they* want you to think.
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Re: Burner directory (on the playa), can entries be deleted

Postby trilobyte » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:01 am

Where do *you* think the information goes, Bob?


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