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Post by The Rickman » January 1, 2015, 9:11 am

Dr Zaius wrote:I don't know where else to put this. Anyways, Happy New Year Dubby.

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Post by dubby » January 1, 2015, 9:57 am

Dr Zaius wrote:I don't know where else to put this. Anyways, Happy New Year Dubby.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/declancashin/ca ... e?s=mobile
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Post by Dr Zaius » January 1, 2015, 1:41 pm

The Nickman wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:I don't know where else to put this. Anyways, Happy New Year Dubby.

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Post by Dr Zaius » January 3, 2015, 6:12 pm

http://m.couriermail.com.au/news/queens ... 7165277792
I'd have thought it would have been easier to provide them with a seat from Suncorp Stadium. Stay classy Queensland!
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Post by Schifty » January 3, 2015, 6:23 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:http://m.couriermail.com.au/news/queens ... 7165277792
I'd have thought it would have been easier to provide them with a seat from Lang Park. Stay classy Queensland!
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Post by bileduct » January 3, 2015, 6:49 pm

What exactly is the issue with these toilets?
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Post by Toviii » January 3, 2015, 6:55 pm

The person in the comments asking what the guy in the right of the photo is doing raises a good question.
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Post by bileduct » January 3, 2015, 7:05 pm

http://www.smh.com.au/national/mind-you ... 1d4kn.html

London, Amsterdam, Calgary, Sydney..... Brisbane. Brisbane?!

****!
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Post by bileduct » January 3, 2015, 7:07 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:I'd have thought it would have been easier to provide them with a seat from Lang Park. Stay classy Queensland!
Have you heard that the toilets at Canberra Stadium are being replaced by Action buses?
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Post by greeneyed » January 3, 2015, 7:11 pm

Looks like someone went off too soon.
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Post by Dr Zaius » January 3, 2015, 10:18 pm

bileduct wrote:http://www.smh.com.au/national/mind-you ... 1d4kn.html

London, Amsterdam, Calgary, Sydney..... Brisbane. Brisbane?!

****!
The date on that link is 2011
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Post by bileduct » January 4, 2015, 12:13 am

Dr Zaius wrote:
bileduct wrote:http://www.smh.com.au/national/mind-you ... 1d4kn.html

London, Amsterdam, Calgary, Sydney..... Brisbane. Brisbane?!

****!
The date on that link is 2011
I know, I saw the date when I read the article.

It seems like these things have been around a while, and in quite a few places, yes?
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Post by Dr Zaius » January 4, 2015, 8:29 am

As far as I know, they are not in Sydney which suggests that they thought that they were disgusting and got rid of them. I can't speak for other places.
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Post by bileduct » January 4, 2015, 11:50 am

Why are they disgusting?

If I owned one of the businesses around the kinds of places where these are being installed, do you think I would find them disgusting?
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Post by Lucy » January 4, 2015, 12:30 pm

They are in the Cross. Not Sydney as a whole.
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Post by Dr Zaius » January 4, 2015, 12:53 pm

bileduct wrote:Why are they disgusting?

If I owned one of the businesses around the kinds of places where these are being installed, do you think I would find them disgusting?
To be honest, I really don't want to get into an argument with you. But walking your kids past a bloke having a leak, or sitting down eating lunch with the waft of urine generally isn't appealing to most people. If they were down alleyways, that's one thing but they were front and centre in a mixed use area. The public found them so distasteful that the trial lasted less than a fortnight before it was scrapped,but each to their own I guess.
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Post by bileduct » January 4, 2015, 1:11 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:
bileduct wrote:Why are they disgusting?

If I owned one of the businesses around the kinds of places where these are being installed, do you think I would find them disgusting?
To be honest, I really don't want to get into an argument with you. But walking your kids past a bloke having a leak, or sitting down eating lunch with the waft of urine generally isn't appealing to most people. If they were down alleyways, that's one thing but they were front and centre in a mixed use area. The public found them so distasteful that the trial lasted less than a fortnight before it was scrapped,but each to their own I guess.
The trials are still going and the urinals operate from midnight to dawn. They are placed in an area with bars, nightclubs and strip joints, where there is a high incidence of drunken morons pissing on shopfront doors and windows.
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Post by The Rickman » January 4, 2015, 2:02 pm

I have no idea what you idiots are debating but I agree with Zaius and disagree with bileduct.
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bileduct wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
bileduct wrote:Why are they disgusting?

If I owned one of the businesses around the kinds of places where these are being installed, do you think I would find them disgusting?
To be honest, I really don't want to get into an argument with you. But walking your kids past a bloke having a leak, or sitting down eating lunch with the waft of urine generally isn't appealing to most people. If they were down alleyways, that's one thing but they were front and centre in a mixed use area. The public found them so distasteful that the trial lasted less than a fortnight before it was scrapped,but each to their own I guess.
The trials are still going and the urinals operate from midnight to dawn. They are placed in an area with bars, nightclubs and strip joints, where there is a high incidence of drunken morons pissing on shopfront doors and windows.
The mayor has asked for the trial to be discontinued. They were opening hours were originally significantly longer. There are a lot of night clubs in the area but there are equally a number of cafes, restaurants and shops, as well as it being one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares through Surfers.
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Post by bileduct » January 4, 2015, 7:02 pm

Oh, well I guess the good business owners of that fair city can look forward to their property being micturated upon in the normal manner then.

Personally, I don't see the difference between seeing someone piss all over a shopfront or in an open air urinal in the late evening and early hours of the morning. But then again, I don't work at one of those businesses.

The solution is obviously more cops to solve these public pisser crimes.
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Post by Raider Bell » January 4, 2015, 10:22 pm

Wrong again Bileduct. The solution is installation of CCTV cameras covering every square inch of a 5 mile radius of every pub, along with mandatory minimum sentencing for public urination. I think 6 months or so behind bars should be long enough for them to think about the error of their ways.
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Post by Dr Zaius » January 4, 2015, 10:28 pm

I'd have thought that building some public toilets would have covered it, but that's just me.
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Post by bileduct » January 4, 2015, 11:04 pm

There's public toilets about 40m away, at least from the ones that are positioned at the corner of Cavill and Orchid that seem to have attracted all the attention.
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Post by The Rickman » January 5, 2015, 7:26 am

I don't care what facilities they install, I'm still p*ssing all over shop windows
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Post by Dr Zaius » January 5, 2015, 6:14 pm

bileduct wrote:There's public toilets about 40m away, at least from the ones that are positioned at the corner of Cavill and Orchid that seem to have attracted all the attention.
So if people are happy just to piss where they feel like it, despite facilities being available, how are the urinals going to solve the problem?
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Dr Zaius wrote:
bileduct wrote:There's public toilets about 40m away, at least from the ones that are positioned at the corner of Cavill and Orchid that seem to have attracted all the attention.
So if people are happy just to piss where they feel like it, despite facilities being available, how are the urinals going to solve the problem?
Hence the trial, good doctor. To see whether or not there would be a change to human behaviour.

I would hazard a guess that these urinals have been placed in public pisser hot spots, and that the mindset of the average public pisser is that it's much quicker and more pleasant to take a piss in a shopfront doorway than walk 40m down the road, perhaps wait in line, and then deal with a toilet that is most likely covered in urine and faeces.
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Hell, my bathroom is no more than 3 metres away from the end of my bed and yet I still go outside and pee on the neighbours front windows.
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bileduct wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
bileduct wrote:There's public toilets about 40m away, at least from the ones that are positioned at the corner of Cavill and Orchid that seem to have attracted all the attention.
So if people are happy just to piss where they feel like it, despite facilities being available, how are the urinals going to solve the problem?
Hence the trial, good doctor. To see whether or not there would be a change to human behaviour.

I would hazard a guess that these urinals have been placed in public pisser hot spots, and that the mindset of the average public pisser is that it's much quicker and more pleasant to take a piss in a shopfront doorway than walk 40m down the road, perhaps wait in line, and then deal with a toilet that is most likely covered in urine and faeces.
So how is walking down the road 40m, waiting in line to take a whiz in something that reeks of piss and dealing with a urine soaked floor any different?
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Post by bileduct » January 5, 2015, 8:14 pm

Well good doctor, perhaps the public pissers are people who don't see public urination as such a big deal and it's therefore not worth the additional effort to walk that distance and possibly wait in a line to take a piss at a time of the day when a lot of these businesses are unattended.

This trial was an attempt to see whether or not those same public pissers, if provided with a quick and convenient solution that is also easy to manufacture and maintain, would opt to use it instead of the Ray White entrance a few metres away.
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Post by RTW » January 5, 2015, 8:17 pm

I know the ones in London used to come up from a big manhole in the ground as opposed to portable/temporary ones. They also were often on the sides streets just off a Main Street near a tube. Good idea because you would often head home after a skinful and by the time you got too your tube stop you were willing to piss anywhere!

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Lucy wrote:Hell, my bathroom is no more than 3 metres away from the end of my bed and yet I still go outside and pee on the neighbours front windows.
We could be the same person...
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bileduct wrote:Well good doctor, perhaps the public pissers are people who don't see public urination as such a big deal and it's therefore not worth the additional effort to walk that distance and possibly wait in a line to take a piss at a time of the day when a lot of these businesses are unattended.

This trial was an attempt to see whether or not those same public pissers, if provided with a quick and convenient solution that is also easy to manufacture and maintain, would opt to use it instead of the Ray White entrance a few metres away.
Why bother with a trial when they have been trialled and scrapped in other parts of the country? If they insist on a trial why do the trial during the busiest family time of the year. The place is literally teaming with families at the moment. Why not do it an equally busy but far more gross time of year such as schoolies, when no self-respecting individual would set foot in Surfers?
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bileduct wrote:
Lucy wrote:Hell, my bathroom is no more than 3 metres away from the end of my bed and yet I still go outside and pee on the neighbours front windows.
We could be the same person...
That's what I've been trying to tell everybody!!
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The Nickman wrote:
bileduct wrote:
Lucy wrote:Hell, my bathroom is no more than 3 metres away from the end of my bed and yet I still go outside and pee on the neighbours front windows.
We could be the same person...
That's what I've been trying to tell everybody!!
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