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Please help with my questionaire!

Postby DustyBubbles » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:44 am

Hi all,
I want a way to make Exodus more fun this year as last year was an 8 hour nightmare that I was not really prepared for. Let's say it was certainly not a great cap to the otherwise amazing burn.
I was thinking of ways for my shy self to interact with fellow burners in line and brighten everyone's day a little. I want to create a questionnaire to give out, one that would have awesome, weird and hilarious questions that would make people laugh, contemplate, cry...whatever. I want to send the info over to the BMOrg for them to use as well.
I'm not super creative though but I know you on eplaya are!! Would you be able to help me with this????

Thanks. I'm so freakin excited for BM this year I might explode!
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby Lonesomebri » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:11 am

Could you please describe your desire right now for a shower?
How would you best describe the taste of the dust?
What did you learn that you did not know before?
Name one transcendental moment you had, if applicable.
What was the most offensive incident you experienced?
How many people do you think you offended doing it?
Were you a voyeur or did you bring it?
When did you first realize you were not like anyone else?
When did you realize that your were part of the community?
What have you burned this week?
Are the results first, second, or third degree?
What are your earliest memories of fire?
Do you now love the music you hate?
What is Dubstep?
How many hallucinations did you think you were having?
Guesstimate the number of penises you have seen this week.
Guesstimate the number of people who have seen your ass this week.
What percentage of penises/butts/breasts could you have really done without seeing?
On a scale from 1 to 10, how inadequate with your body do you now feel?
Could you please describe the best meal you sampled on the playa?
What was the most unusual item consumed?
How many snow cones did you have this week?
If first time, when did you give in to the dust?
What is your password and/or PIN number?
Are you easy? Or hard?
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:18 am

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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby BBadger » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:54 am

"On a scale of 1 to 10, describe your enthusiasm for filling out a questionnaire while waiting in line in the heat."
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:20 pm

On a scale of -5 to +5 rate the change in attitude when offered a refreshing beverage with the questionaire.
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby DustyBubbles » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:57 pm

Oh My Gosh I Love You Guys!! These are great Lonesomebri!!!
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:03 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:On a scale of -5 to +5 rate the change in attitude when offered a refreshing beverage with the questionaire.


This is a great idea. Most people don't pack their coolers anywhere near accessible.

Last year I did have my cooler completely handy on the way out (for the first time) and was able to serve beer and pedialyte during Exodus and Motsky served ice cream(!) and we made lots of new friends, and ran into some old ones as well. There was frisbee and chit-chat and music . . . with an eye on the line of course. It may have been the longest Exodus I've ever faced, but I actually enjoyed myself. :oops:

DustyBubbles, you'll want to make sure your survey has a mailing address (if safe) or is short enough that you stand a good chance of getting it back. And make sure you don't hold up traffic. Sometimes the line moves suddenly. Though not usually. :)
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby DustyBubbles » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:08 pm

Savannah wrote:DustyBubbles, you'll want to make sure your survey has a mailing address (if safe) or is short enough that you stand a good chance of getting it back. And make sure you don't hold up traffic. Sometimes the line moves suddenly. Though not usually. :)


I definitely see your point. I was thinking that I could just collect them right then and there. I will have a spot for e-mail addresses for those who want to see the results.
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby illy dilly » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:14 pm

One of the final questions should be
1. Does your camp have a radio?
2. Where you listening to BMIR for exodus traffic reports?
3. Why did you choose to leave during a peek exodus time?"
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby DustyBubbles » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:18 pm

Hey, some people can't help that they have to leave at a shitty time. Sometimes it's either that or not going at all.
Although rather good questions, I don't think that's the greatest time to get snarky on people....
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby Lonesomebri » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:25 pm

Wait to get the reply back??!! I thought this was all about the art.
Seriously, wait for the reply? To what end?

What geological process, in your own words, brought about the flat playa surface?
What Native American tribe is found in the area?
Have you had fry bread?
What historical immigrant migration passed this way within the last couple centuries.
Prior to BRC what were the major sources of income in this area?
In order to observe a rainbow the sun must be where in relation to your body?
What are the main signs for heat exhaustion?
You’re at a sound camp out on 10, you want to make it to free hotdogs over on 4, do you take the Esplanade or the playa?
Were there any actions you engaged in that you would rather not discuss?
Details, please, slowly.
Do you have any unusual rashes or itching?
What three things are necessary for fire?
What Ray Bradbury novel is titled after the burning point of paper?
Will the BurningMan sense of community and luv last til you make it to pavement?
Are the nights too long, or too short?
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:26 pm

Would it be worth talking to someone from exodus to see how to safely (or as safely as possible) do this? Or does the pulsing really take care of that...
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:31 pm

And Dusty Bubbles, you're doing real well at understanding intent. We often wrap up our advise in snark, and you're hearing both, but not letting the snark drive you away from the pointers. Not entry level internet board participation. Thank you
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby DustyBubbles » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:31 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Would it be worth talking to someone from exodus to see how to safely (or as safely as possible) do this? Or does the pulsing really take care of that...


All I remember is we were waiting for 6 hours with lots and lots and lots of time completely at a stop. I was just thinking I could hand them out when there was one of those long pauses and get em back when there was another one or have people just return them to my car if they want, when they can.
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:35 pm

Something I like about the questionnaire is that even if a person doesn't send it back, they might get a laugh and/or quiz the person next to them in the vehicle, and have some amusing conversations.

If you run out of chilled juices to hand out, sunscreen (chilled or not, via small packet or even several squirts from a bottle) is another merciful Exodus gift. People's arms start roastin' in car windows.
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby DustyBubbles » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:36 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:And Dusty Bubbles, you're doing real well at understanding intent. We often wrap up our advise in snark, and you're hearing both, but not letting the snark drive you away from the pointers. Not entry level internet board participation. Thank you


HAHA - yes, I've been a silent observer for a very long time so I certainly see the LOVE of snark on this forum. Yes, I think one must have to have the ability to sift through that for the nuggets of helpful info that's out there.
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:37 pm

I didn't participate in Exodus, but from the description, there was encouragement of getting out and connecting. I think. As opposed to Ingress, where the focus was on smooth line operation. So, you could be right. We have some GPandE folks here, one might chime in.
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby DustyBubbles » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:37 pm

Something I like about the questionnaire is that even if a person doesn't send it back, they might get a laugh and/or quiz the person next to them in the vehicle, and have some amusing conversations.

Yes, that's exactly what i was thinking!
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby gyre » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:28 am

Haven't seen any snark on this thread yet.
Though the term is used to cover everything here by some people, it means whiny bitching.

How about
1. What will you give me to leave you alone?

2. How about now?

3. How many times have you been rammed or cut off in line... so far?

4. If you were a tree, why would you be out here?

5. Did you meet Larry?

6. How long did it take you to realize it really wasn't Larry?

7. How about now?

8. Do any of these questions seem redundant?

9. Do any of these questions seem repetitive?
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby wh..sh » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:32 am

Lonesomebri wrote:What is your password and/or PIN number?

Clever move to just slip it in there.
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby Lonesomebri » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:02 pm

wh..sh wrote:
Lonesomebri wrote:What is your password and/or PIN number?

Clever move to just slip it in there.


Usually that is my only hope. Though my lovelife is none of your business, yet.

As for the questionnaire, print up the questions on one side of the paper, an address to mail it to on the other, positioned so the paper can be thri-folded like a letter. Mark your vehicle so people can find it, a bandana on the antenna, set it on fire, whatever, tell the recipients where to return the questionnaire in person as you hand it out between exit pulses. I was in that line last year, there is plenty time to hand them out then, but keep the driver with your vehicle. Let's not lose sight of the real goal here, exiting. As long as the driver is ready to bump it up, you can be passing out the sheets, mingling, and the like. Some folks will kill time filling it out, talking to you, trying to find your vehicle or you in line to return it....maybe someone will mail it to you. If you pass it out to cars ahead of you, the pulse might bring your ride to you. The most important part of this, I suppose, for everyone involved, would be that you do this nude.
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby Savannah » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:08 am

Agreed . . .
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Re: Please help with my questionaire!

Postby DustyBubbles » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:02 am

Wow, you people are freakin awesome....and so helpful really. Thanks!
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