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= General Intent =
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#REDIRECT [[Community Standards]]
 
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Noisebridge's [[Vision]] eschews the use of rules, which is why these are guidelines.  Historically, the membership has noticed that certain actions are good for the space and other actions [[Drama|cause problems]].  This is a list of guidelines to help you determine whether something you're considering is a good idea.
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We're not Wikipedia, but many ideas here are explained much more articulately in Wikipedia's list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Policies_and_guidelines|key policies and guidelines], especially the ideas that it's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:NOTBUREAUCRACY|not a bureaucracy], that it operates on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Consensus|the basis of consensus], and that ultimately, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Ignore_all_rules|you can ignore rules that don't apply to you].
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= The List =
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* Don't sleep at Noisebridge.  It's a regulatory violation that can get us in trouble.  If money is a problem, have a look at our page of [[Starving hackers|starving hacker resources]] for ways to get around and crash if you're short on cash.
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* Bringing minors to Noisebridge might result in them being exposed to ideas outside of your control, and you probably shouldn't bring them if that's going to be a problem.
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* Bringing pets hasn't historically been a serious problem, since we have a pretty big space and allergic folks can usually relocate.  You should still ask around and meet people to find out, though!
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* If you're going to smoke, smoke downstairs on the sidewalk.  The space isn't really designed with smokers in mind, and it's irritating to some people.
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* At least one Noisebridge member is seriously allergic to marijuana smoke, so please don't smoke it in the space or nearby.
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* Don't talk about politics or religion if you want to avoid conflict.  Noisebridge attracts a certain kind of personality that gets irate when they suspect someone thinks they're wrong, and even mentioning you support a different political or religious group than them can really push their buttons if they're having a bad day.
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* Going on the roof is almost certainly a violation of our lease agreement.  Don't do it without talking to someone who knows about the lease details.
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* Taking stuff from the space temporarily without leaving a note with your contact info is a surefire way to cause problems.  Taking stuff permanently, even if everyone agrees it needs to go, can cause tax issues which you should bring up at the weekly meetings.
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* Please ask before playing music through the public audio systems, especially if people are quietly enjoying the space.
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Latest revision as of 12:44, 21 November 2013

  1. REDIRECT Community Standards
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