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Old 09-11-2018, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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Folks, seriously, this is ridiculous. You ask to speak to the offender privately. You tell them in clear language, “we have had complaints about your body odor. You are welcome back after you have bathed”. And show her the door.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:13 PM
 
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It doesn't matter if they use some deodorant or even bath, they don't wash their clothes so they will still stink.

Lots of people in this circle suffer from extreme depression and don't take care of themselves.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:26 PM
 
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Always remember the young crowd that is into gaming heavily are not the cream of the crop as far as being into the shower every day, going to work type. They are the ones living in their parents basements, and are not really social beings. To them showers, and clean clothes are not their thing. They live for gaming.

You have started a business, that caters to this demographics. Different types of business cater to different demographic groups.

Start coming down on them, and they will spread the word, and you will get few customers and find yourselves out of business.

You need to look into automatic air purifiers, to circulate the air and deodorize it.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: planet earth
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Hose everyone down before they come in?
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NJ
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What did you expect? You know what your target demographic is. People who are heavily into these games tend to be loser-ish, living in a fantasy world.

No, you can't say anything to him because he's a customer.
is this a serious response? of course he can say something to them. the person is making the environment unpleasant for his other customers. what does that mean "loser-ish"? you dont have to be a "loser" to play games. if they are going to a place to play games, they are probably trying to interact with other people who like to play games. but let's just call them all losers and assume its normal for them to smell bad.

i think a sign is a good idea, prominent and clear. but ultimately, someone will have to have the nerve to nicely say something to the person.
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:05 PM
 
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There are companies who make organic and biodegradable odor eliminators. I use their spray version at home and love it.

My favorite brand is Ona - a family owned company. I did a favor for a client and the owner once and they thanked me with a a basket of their products. I like the Pro scent best.

I just looked at the company website and think the gel form would work best for you.
ONA Gel | ONA Online

You would get the largest container and put a specially-made fan on top of it to circulate it through your game room. This way you wouldn't have to add a venting system.
Cyclone | ONA Online

The owner told me they sell a lot of this product to places that allow smoking, like casinos and smoking rooms in bars.

They don't sell it retail from the company website but you can find it on Amazon. And you can find brick and mortar store locations on their site.

I don't get anything for posting this. I just think it could help solve your problem.

Good luck!
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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There is basically nothing you can apply to body odor to get rid of it, at least, not in a public bathroom. The stink has to be washed off before deodorant can work, and most odor neutralizers aren't for body use.

I'd go with an appropriately discreet sign near the entrance and in the bathroom that says something along the lines that have been suggested: "We all have to share this space to have a good time. If you have noticeable body odor, we will ask you to leave and come back when you're fresher." A little humor goes a long way. Call it "Rule 24" and label the signs that; you can then just nudge them and say, "Rule 24, buddy. See you later."

This is a problem at most sf conventions, too. I recall one where every time I turned around, I was next to a very attractive young woman who smelled like a football player who hadn't figured out where the showers were. Truly rank and bitter; I assume it was a glandular problem more than anything else.

But then, I recall a shop that opened in a touristy area of town that was run by an older man who apparently had not bathed in decades. Eye-watering bitter stench.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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I would imagine that your store’s demographic, the hobos, and hipsters from the local drum circle are right up there for stinker of the year awards.

Gross!
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I would imagine that your store’s demographic, the hobos, and hipsters from the local drum circle are right up there for stinker of the year awards.

Gross!
did the OP specify the demographic? i remember there used to be a game place near my office that i would walk by sometimes. i seem to remember it mostly being teenage kids hanging out there. not a group i would expect to have any greater odor issues than anyone else.
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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did the OP specify the demographic? i remember there used to be a game place near my office that i would walk by sometimes. i seem to remember it mostly being teenage kids hanging out there. not a group i would expect to have any greater odor issues than anyone else.
RFC. It's a comparative list.

And if you'd ever attended a con or a gaming group, you wouldn't be asking the question. Very high percentage of extreme social offenders.
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