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Restroom Ratings
December 24, 2001 1:40 AM   Subscribe

Restroom Ratings is a site where you can scope out the possible nastiness of a bathroom before you need to go use it. Most of the rated bathrooms seem to be centered around the Minneapolis, MN area. You can even send a restroom e-card to your friends (or enemies).
posted by manero (11 comments total)

 
Hey! The urate section has stickers you can print out so you can post your own ratings around towns!
I was sort of expecting a rating site like those "AmIHotorNot" type sites, guess not!
posted by Keen at 1:54 AM on December 24, 2001


If a men's room with a trough urinal can get a rating of six just cuz The Artist Formerly known As The Artist Formerly Known As Prince once peed there, I would be unable to take any rating the Restroom Ratings site gave to any restroom seriously. The service is not remotely useful, as the rating system is painfully subjective.

Cleanliness. Privacy. Availability of amenities. These would be more objective criteria. Not whether or not Prince pulled out his schlong there. Any trough mens' room designed to treat human beings like cattle shouldn't get a rating higher than one.
posted by ZachsMind at 1:57 AM on December 24, 2001


dang.. take it easy.. i've actually used the first ave troughs and yes they are better than you would expect a trough in a night club to be.
posted by manero at 2:01 AM on December 24, 2001


Manero: I expect much from my night club troughs. What can these troughs offer me that, say, the one in the club I frequent can't. The one in my club is behind two doors and then around a corner offering plenty of time for the solitary urinator to stop making patterns when ever someone else comes in. What facilities do these offer and are they worth travelling from England to MN to see?
posted by vbfg at 2:09 AM on December 24, 2001


More lovely toilet talk happening here.
posted by nakedgremlin at 2:13 AM on December 24, 2001


also check out urinal.net and icbe.org for related info.... :P
posted by mhh5 at 2:49 AM on December 24, 2001


I am actually, oddly enough, in mad love with trough urinals. For the benefit of the folks in the east bay/sf, here's a short (and incomplete) list:

starry plow (before remodel).
BEERFEST!
cat's club

there's a LOT more. i'm just far too absent minded to recall them. hopefully there will be other folks to fill the blanks.
posted by fishfucker at 3:33 AM on December 24, 2001


This page would also be of more help if it were listed by the place that the toilet is, alphabetically at least... or am I missing something?
posted by GirlFriday at 4:51 AM on December 24, 2001


"I would be unable to take any rating the Restroom Ratings site gave to any restroom seriously."

Dude...... Perspective. You're taking a toilet review to task and insisting on more stringent urinal rating criteria. Have a freakin cookie or something.
posted by y6y6y6 at 6:31 AM on December 24, 2001


Its not even a toilet review, its just creative writing. "Okay what witty things can I say about this toilet?" Style over substance is what's at work here and is also why I don't read pitchforkmedia.com reviews.
posted by skallas at 6:45 AM on December 24, 2001


for those in the nyc area, this insider tour may be worth considering.

not only fun, but useful too. you never know when you'll find yourself far from the office with nature calling. if there's no starbucks around, you simply can't be sure of finding sanitary facilities.

also, the tour guide looks like someone thoroughly steeped in public restroom culture. i don't doubt his competence.

(cross posted to both recent toilet threads.
posted by mlang at 9:34 AM on December 24, 2001


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