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link to where to post suggested BM improvements

Postby bennetthaselton » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:56 pm

In the list of sub-forum descriptions at
http://eplaya.burningman.org
can you add a link to an area specifically designated for posting suggested improvements to the event operations?

I realize if you add a designated area for posting "things Burning Man could do better", a lot of the posts would be wishes for the impossible or just plain stupid, but probably some of them would be suggestions that could be implemented for low cost and high benefit.

In particular, I went this year and it seemed like even though the porta-potties were pretty well maintained, the hand sanitizer dispensers attached to the wooden stakes next to the porta-potty rows were almost always empty. I was going to suggest attaching more hand sanitizer dispensers to the posts so that the supply would last longer. (Surely the cost of doing that would be almost nothing compared to the already-fixed cost of actually maintaining the porta-potties.) But I have no idea who to tell or where to post that. Is there an existing sub-forum on ePlaya for that?

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Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

Postby unjonharley » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:14 pm

This is not Burning Man... Go to Burning Man page and be ignored..

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Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

Postby bennetthaselton » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:25 pm

unjonharley wrote:This is not Burning Man... Go to Burning Man page and be ignored..

What?

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Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

Postby unjonharley » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:32 pm

bennetthaselton wrote:
unjonharley wrote:This is not Burning Man... Go to Burning Man page and be ignored..

What?


This is (E)playa where burners meet and what ever the other 51 weeks of the year..
Go to Burning Man's main page with your complaints.. They have always enjoyed ignoring outside input

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Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

Postby Eric » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:36 pm

bennetthaselton wrote:
unjonharley wrote:This is not Burning Man... Go to Burning Man page and be ignored..

What?


Basically, what unjon is saying is that while this is a forum for Burners, it's not necessarily a place the LLC is going to look for suggestions (though they sometimes do). You can start a thread in the Experiences at Burning Man forum with a title of "Suggested BM Improvements" and see what gets posted, but there is no guarantee that anyone from BMHQ is going to read it (though they might).
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Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:40 pm

bennetthaselton wrote: a lot of the posts would be wishes for the impossible or just plain stupid....
I was going to suggest attaching more hand sanitizer dispensers to the posts so that the supply would last longer. (Surely the cost of doing that would be almost nothing compared to the already-fixed cost of actually maintaining the porta-potties.)


Oh the irony...

Here's how BM works: YOU go put hand sanitizer out for everyone! Or simply bring your own.

Have you heard about "Radical Self Reliance"? It all starts with you and your hand sanitizer.
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Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:21 pm

Did the Beacon say that Pershing County health was distributing this year?
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Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

Postby Lonesomebri » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:08 pm

Here's how BM works: YOU go put hand sanitizer out for everyone! Or simply bring your own.
Have you heard about "Radical Self Reliance"? It all starts with you and your hand sanitizer.
Too much is not enough, and when in doubt double it.


I start by always keeping my hands clean. Or at least the fingerprints to a minimum.

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Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

Postby unjonharley » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:25 pm

Just thought of touching the dispenser

I'll use my own thank you..

What did you expect? a valet with a hand towel and pho pho water

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Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

Postby trilobyte » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:18 pm

You would address feedback to the feedback@burningman.com email address.

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Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

Postby bennetthaselton » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:18 pm

trilobyte wrote:You would address feedback to the feedback@burningman.com email address.


Thanks! I did eventually get that email address after sending a message to the burningman.com webmaster asking where to write to.

Wrote a week ago, no response, but they probably don't have time to answer everything -- I guess a year from now I'll find out whether they read it or not, when I find out if there are more hand sanitizer dispensers by the porta-potties...


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