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Preparation-Rideshare Link

Postby Tiahaar » Sun May 22, 2005 12:22 am

How about adding a direct link over in the "Share/Preparation" heading that says "Rideshare" and when clicked takes you directly to

http://www.burningman.com/calendar/year ... hp?id=1370

As pointed out over on another thread the rideshare area is way hard to discover.
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Postby spectabillis » Sun May 22, 2005 1:31 pm

Good idea. What was the other thread that the difficulty was mentioned?

I asked a while back when the rideshare was going to be available, guess it could be pushed again.
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Postby Tiahaar » Sun May 22, 2005 7:57 pm

Here's where that thread titled rideshare is:

viewtopic.php?t=7970

Thanks to theCryptofishist for helping link pappagigs way over to the riseshare part of the calander. Hmmm, is that always the "official" rideshare location or has a seperate area been set up in the past? This is the first year I've paid much attention as I'm looking for a couple of folks to join my camp and ride over/back.
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Postby Badger » Sun May 22, 2005 9:32 pm

Is there any way to go through the old posts and consolidate the ones which are specific to "How/where do I do/get.... something" Practical questions such as truck rental, where to get water befre arrivng on the playa, best place to shop for tofu, blah, blah....

A lot of these questions have been asked (and answered) multiple times and I'm wondering if another thread is warranted. Perhaps a heirarchy similar to

Where do I get:

water
groceries
truck/car rentals
ice/groceries
ride share
to/from the Reno airport
etc....
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon May 23, 2005 9:22 am

I think badger's right. I also think we are talking man/fish/woman/badger hours in some sence. If we did one consolidation at a time it might be less time.
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Postby Isotopia » Mon May 23, 2005 10:40 am

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewforum.php?f=26


OK, what link DOES one flag repeat posts AND commerce related stuff.

While deleting the above posts is there way to cut the guy's dick off as well?
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Postby spectabillis » Tue May 24, 2005 1:27 pm

I think Bob was the last person to bring that up. I used to bring it up in meetings and such but then decided that if no one would volunteer to do it I would.

I started a list, took some notes... then realized I am probably not the best person to do it when I was overwhelmed by it all. I am all for it and might take on a certain sub-topic, but not the entire board.

To delete/move posts and topics requires admin permissions in that area, and seeing how difficult and slow it can be to get that worked out... well.. I think you get the picture.

There is also the Index Overview in each major topic area that needs to be done. At the last meeting someone volunteered, but think it somehow fell through the cracks.
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Postby emily sparkle » Wed May 25, 2005 4:35 am

spectabillis wrote:To delete/move posts and topics requires admin permissions in that area, and seeing how difficult and slow it can be to get that worked out... well.. I think you get the picture.


actually if we have volunteers who are willing to do the moving around, i think it would probably be fine (we may have to get the green light from AG) to open up their accounts to get stuff moved around. i can change those permssions, just let me know who wants to take on each section.

i agree it's a great idea, i think the only thing missing is the people to do it, because it's a large task that requires some coordination. moving threads is a one-at-a-time process without a mod being added, so the whole process will be arduous, no matter who takes it on.

that being said, if you know threads that you want moved now, just send me a list (link and target area) and i am happy to move them for you.

(of course, now i'm closing the computer to go offline until after memorial day, so fill up my mailbox with move requests if you'd like.)
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed May 25, 2005 9:25 am

I might be available to do some of the moving--if I could do it at the BM office.

I wish I had thought of this before, but the Memberlist could be more searchable.
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Postby spectabillis » Wed May 25, 2005 4:11 pm

I would do part of it, but yeah, more volunteers are needed - its a bit much to ask of a single person.

Cryptofishist, I think a plan of attack would be good to somehow divide it up. So are you open to having admin access?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 26, 2005 8:24 am

Well, I don't want to have to be respectful all the time--I'm not quite good at that, BUT i do think it's good to have the thread consolidation project (or whatever it is exactly) done and I think the best approach is: "YOu do bicycles, you do food, you do structures, ect." I would be totally willing to help if I had a computer at home, and as I think the mrFishist will be visiting the BM office, it would be nice if I could use a computer there to help out.
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Postby Chai Guy » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:11 pm

Is there a mod that would enable the user to search by the tread title only?


For example, when I currently do a search on say "dry ice" I get threads that have nothing to do with dry ice, but might have the words dry or ice in one of the posts. It's basically the same as scrolling through all the threads to find the one that's relevant to my sure. It seems to me that searching for the thread title would make finding things easier.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:01 am

sometimes threads turn into something else besides there title, Chai. Not that Ihave a solution.
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Postby Chai Guy » Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:47 am

Very True Fishy, However, at least it's a start, and it seems that most other apps have the ability to search by the both the title and and the body.
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Postby Chai Guy » Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:48 am

On a seperate note, can we get a rideshare board started? It might be nice to segregate the ride shares from the parties and regional events.

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Postby spectabillis » Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:33 am

Rideshare?

You mean separate from the main site app?
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Postby Chai Guy » Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:48 am

No, I mean just a ride share "folder"
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Postby admin » Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:06 am

i just added a sticky to the 'share' section that points to the ride share application. not sure if we should add a folder or not, since the application was built specifically for this purpose.

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Postby Isotopia » Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:59 pm

I realize that there's only so many topics one can make sticky but there's something about Sober On the Playa that makes me think it should be hovering close to the top of the list for people who're seeking connections to other sober folks lest the temptation to imbibe be overwhelming.

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=9047
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Postby emily sparkle » Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:04 pm

THANKS!

are there other similar threads you would like me to combine with this one? chai guy's made some stickies for us lately by gathering all the links on a topic (dry ice, kids) and sending them to me so i can combine them and make one mammoth thread.

i'll make this one sticky and let me know if you think any others are of value.
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Postby emily sparkle » Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:08 pm

btw... nice avatar iso... that's a still from her demolition man video, right?
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Postby Isotopia » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:54 pm

that's a still from her demolition man video, right?


Yep. It sure is.
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Postby Isotopia » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:57 pm

Dry ice

Water/food/supplies in Reno

Dome plans/ideas/construction

These are a few that seem to pop up each year. I guess with more people coming to the board in the next few weeks we'll get an idea and just consolidate as necessary.

BTW, thanks for doing the sticking there Chai.
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Postby Chai Guy » Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:27 am

No worries Iso!
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Postby Badger » Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:27 am

Perhaps make a sticky folder for 'First Timers/People Looking for a Camp'

I think we'll be seeing more and more of these popping up soon.
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Postby emily sparkle » Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:37 am

do you have some suggested topics that should be merged into this new sticky? just send me the urls, i'll merge them and create the sticky.
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Postby Lydia Love » Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:54 pm

I would like to request that the contents of the archived old eplaya be made available to us once again.

The terrible news of Nipple's passing has made me want to revisit the past a little... and I'd bet I'm not alone. I only met Nipples face-to-face two times - but I think of him as a friend. The entirety of that friendship was conducted online and in written word - and it's roots were formed on the old eplaya.

Please. It's always been a valuable informational resource - now it could also be something of a memorial.
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Postby spectabillis » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:11 pm

Fuck Lydia.

I am personally very sorry its not available, I thought it was and its news to me.
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Postby spectabillis » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:40 pm

Spanky is aware of the old bbs not being available and its currently on a list, to be shortly discussed.

There were three other user requested features :

1 - Spell checker
2 - Users selecting thier own topic structure
3 - Larger Pic support of avatars
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:58 am

While we're archiving 2005 event threads, maybe we could archive all threads that have been inactive for at least 12 to 18 months.
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