Thus far in the current committee term, I’ve been trying to get an idea of what the general membership of NZLARPs is interesting in having happen, and then getting it done. So far, we’ve ended up tackling some of the easy stuff: portable defibrillator for NZLARPs (http://www.diatribe.co.nz/t/psa-where-to-find-a-defibrillator-near-your-larp/21830)? And the New Health & Safety Legislation (http://www.diatribe.co.nz/t/larps-and-the-health-and-safety-at-work-act-2015/21854). Now it’s time to tackle the tricky stuff, and the things have been on the community to-do list for far too long.
I’d like you all to vote for the top five things that you’d like the committees (National & Regional) get sorted out in 2018. That’s the first poll. It’s anonymous, and you can only vote for five things. The projects that get the highest votes here are the ones I will be pushing to get done.
The second poll is the same list, but it’s for you to ask to be involved in a project. This one is public, and you can offer to help on as many projects as you like. If we get too many cooks for any given broth, current NZLARPs members will be asked to take the lead, and some projects that specifically relate to NZLARPs management and administration will be restricted to NZLARPs members (marked with a *). But everything else, a current membership is not required, just a willingness to get involved.
If you’d like to add a project to the list, it’s not too late! Please send it to email@example.com and I’ll add it to the list. As new projects get added (and hopefully, completed!), you should be able to redistribute your votes to your next-most-important projects. If you want to ask questions about projects, then either in the thread or through to my shiny presidential email firstname.lastname@example.org is great.
Non-NZLARPs members are allowed to get involved in both polls. If you have alt accounts though, please don’t use them to double-vote.
And so: The List! (Insert Y2J joke…)
Poll 1: What should we do?
- Register of safety and welfare issues, with anonymous reporting and confidentialised summaries being publicly posted
- Emulating the NZ Health & Safety at work act for our health-and-safety administration (incident and near-miss register, risk assessment and mitigation paperwork etc)
- Guidance for GMs on # of first aiders and first aid kits at games
- Sorting out the affiliation status of the FB group
- Guidance for GMs on feeding people with dietary restrictions
- Guidance for GMs on emergency contact details
- NZLARPs official alcohol policy*
- NZLARPs complaints policy up and running*
- NZLARPs constitution rewrite*
- Improving accessibility to and diversity in larping (Often cited issues in this space: children/minors, bathrooms, sleeping spaces for snorers and insomniacs, non-coms at boffer games, old farts with knee problems at venues with hills)
- How to get more people running games
- How to get more people running the committees
- Online voting for the elections
- “Yes please tell us if you have a problem” workshops
- Guidance for GMs on bullying prevention tools
- National standardisation on project requirements
*Regional Safety Statistics (a la Wellington’s annual survey)
- An official “Do not speak to me” notice, backed by NZLARPS and GMs, for use when ban-hammer may not be called for but something clearly needs to be done and keeping two people apart is clearly to the benefit of all, also produces a record of bad behaviour, accompanied by a comprehensive list of ways to electronically block someone