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It may be too late since you asked for feedback quickly but I always had a LOT of blood collected in my cup. I read the instructions where it says "a little blood is fine" and I think okay where do I put a lot of blood? Will I contaminate everything with a lot? I don't know. And I imagine some poor shy woman NOT wanting to ask Paul. So that's my question / suggestion that I didn't see from anyone yet.

 
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Are we talking about five gallons?  Two gallons?

The moon cups hold about two tablespoons ....  maybe three ...  

But I do see your point ...   somebody could be thinking that what is in the diva cup is more than "a little" ...  

I wonder if the concern would be mitigated by seeing how big the can is.  And the idea of adding a cup of sawdust.

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Why not just say blood is fine?
 
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Sonja Draven wrote:Why not just say blood is fine?



Good point!
 
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Sonja Draven wrote:Why not just say blood is fine?

After all, it is just blood. Mostly water and quite biodegradable.  ;-)
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Sonja Draven wrote:Why not just say blood is fine?



Good point!



Do we want any words about the sawdust, or is this good?
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Nicole Alderman wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:

Sonja Draven wrote:Why not just say blood is fine?



Good point!



Do we want any words about the sawdust, or is this good?



Grammar.

How about "blood in the cans is fine"    ??

 
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Yup!
 
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"Oh yes, there will be blood."
-John Kramer, Jigsaw

Given that someone, sometime, is going to show up with a bladder infection, or an inflamed bowel, or an anal fissure, or a bleeding ulcer, there's almost always gonna be some blood in the mix.
 
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Not about the signage, but relating to the video script.

I am all for the concept, but the bit that sticks out for me is the pharmaceuticals being raised as a problem in the video script, then peeing on the ground being okay. Many if not most pharmaceuticals are excreted via urine. Will those be broken down by soil bacteria, or still make their way into groundwater?

Obviously they have more of a chance to be broken down by the soil compared to just being dumped directly in the river, so it's still the best option, IMO. But just wondering if this point needs to be raised in the video.

Oh, and "clean used sanitary towels" - ewwwww! There is no such thing! Once used, even the most determined scrubbing won't get the things really clean!
 
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I'm with Jane on this one. Asking a woman to use "clean used sanitary towels" is like asking a man to use "clean and used jock straps" or "clean and used condoms." If the immediate reaction was "eww" then there's the answer, even without the whole issue of potential transmission of blood-borne pathogens. It's highly unlikely that the previous user of the sanitary towels autoclaved them to make sure they were clear of pathogens.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Nicole Alderman wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:

Sonja Draven wrote:Why not just say blood is fine?



Good point!



Do we want any words about the sawdust, or is this good?



Grammar.

How about "blood in the cans is fine"    ??



Done!
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blood in the cans is fine
 
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Paul had a few little changes he wanted made to the Willow Feeder sheet, and a boarder put on it. Here's the new, revised Willow Feeder page!
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paul wheaton wrote:I'm not sure what came over me, but I just started to write this script for a future youtube video.  Something to give a quick and simple outline of what is a willow feeder.



Of course, there are a thousand more details to add in.  The idea was to try and have something kinda short - just enough to give a person a general idea of what a willow feeder is.

Spelling? Grammar?  Ways to make the message simpler and shorter?



When you say "quick and simple" and "kinda short" to me that means making multiple, smaller, pointed videos rather than a long all encompassing one.  I recommend going for the "ethos" and "pathos" angle before the "logos" one.  Looking through chaeau de poo, willow bank, and willowonka threads, I saw no pictures of that finished product.  I need that gut feeling of "yeah, this is safe".  That's not a logical persuasion, but rather a gut one, based on quickly earned trust.

I really need to see someone taking a big, bare-handed whiff of 2 year old, semi-composted petrified poo in order to personally become convinced to watch or learn more.

1. So a first video could be purely intriguing, rather than informative.  1st video purpose is solely to visually convince people that "It works!" enough to earn their trust so they want to learn more.
Scene: an Outhouse
  • Guy or gal (or even better, a family) goes into an outhouse to do their duty.
  • Reads a magazine.  The duty is done.
  • Adds sawdust, walks out, washes hands.
  • Walks around and looks at the Rubbermaid and gives a thumbs up.

  • Text transition appears: ~"Two years later!"~  
    Scene: a forest garden.
  • The very same person(s) (even better, their kids) are using bare hands to dig into the same material which was deposited into the Rubbermaid two years ago.  This emotionally proves it is safe enough.
  • Close up as they lift up the finished material and take a big, satisfying whiff.  More proof.
  • Then they apply the rest of it to the willows and happily walk away.


  • 2. The second video could explain problems/benefits of the current, mainstream sewage systems used in Western cultures.

    3. Third video could explain problems/benefits of current alternative or green systems.

    4. Fourth video explains the benefits of your "Willow Feeder" system, convincing people that this new alternative is actually better.

    5. Operation sequence explained in enough detail that someone who believes it is better feels confident that they could operate it.

    6. Construction and maintenance explained so that they are now confident they could build it, too.

    The proof is in the pudding poo.
     
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