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== Noisebridge Hours Frequently Asked Questions ==
 
== Noisebridge Hours Frequently Asked Questions ==
 
The answer to the question "when is Noisebridge open?" is somewhat complicated.  The short answer is that it's almost always open, but new people shouldn't drop by in the middle of the night since there's only a few people around to make introductions.  The long answer is best given in the form of a conversation much like this one:
 
  
 
Q: When is Noisebridge open?
 
Q: When is Noisebridge open?
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A: Noisebridge is open to the general public from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.  Public access to the space is not allowed after 11:00 PM until a member opens the space at 10:00 AM.
 
A: Noisebridge is open to the general public from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.  Public access to the space is not allowed after 11:00 PM until a member opens the space at 10:00 AM.
  
Q: I can come use the tools there any time I want?
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Q: But Noisebridge used to be open 24x7!
  
A: If you know how to [[Getting In|get in]], yes.
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A: Not as of Oct 8th, 2013.  Some bad apples ruined it for everyone.
  
Q: Aren't you worried about people coming in and ripping off your tools?
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Q: I can come use the tools there any time I want?
  
A: That would be unexcellent of them, and the people in the space would probably do something about it if they saw it happen.
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A: No, only between 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.  Members of the Noisebridge non-profit corporation can let themselves in at other hours, and if you ask them nicely they may be able to let you in too.
  
Q: What people?
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Q: Who sets the hours for Noisebridge?
  
A: Whoever is at Noisebridge.
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A: Members of the Noisebridge non-profit corporation.  As per our bylaws, members can vote on issues like the hours the space will be open.
  
Q: There's someone at Noisebridge all the time?
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Q: Does that include me?
  
A: Almost always, yes.
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A: No, unless you've become a member.  Only members can vote on our hours of operation.
  
Q: Do they work for Noisebridge?
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Q: What if I pick the lock/mess with the door strike/hack the gibson and get in after hours anyway?
  
A: No.  Noisebridge doesn't have any employeesOnly volunteers.
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A: Please don't.  Noisebridge isn't a fortress and a determined attacker will certainly be able to get in if they really want toThis is a crime (CPC 602(m)).  If members find out they will probably be upset with you unless you have a good reason for breaking in.
  
Q: Do they live at Noisebridge?
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Q: Can I sleep at Noisebridge?
  
A: No.  Noisebridge isn't zoned for residential use and no one lives at the space.
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A: No.   
  
Q: Then why are there always people at Noisebridge?
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Q: But I saw someone sleeping at Noisebridge after hours!
  
A: The many people who use Noisebridge have different sleeping habits, and it just so happens that there's almost always someone there working on something.
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A: The membership frowns on this and strongly discourages it.  2169 Mission is not zoned for residential use and people sleeping there can cause serious problems for the rest of the group.  Science experiments have been known to be performed on sleeping parties as a deterrent.  
  
Q: Who's in charge then?
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Q: But I missed the last BART!
  
A: No one in particular.
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A: There's plenty of commercial establishments in the area which will rent you a room.
  
Q: Then why hasn't it burnt down?
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Q: But I'm broke!
 
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A: Because someone would notice the fire, put it out, and then the arsonist would get kicked out of the space permanently.  We would then have a lively debate amongst ourselves about the merits of fire art and freedom of expression.
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Q: But I thought you said no one is in charge?
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A: Everyone who visits Noisebridge is expected to do their part in keeping the space safe, including doing whatever it takes to make sure the building doesn't burn down.  That includes you.
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Q: So I'm in charge?
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A: No, you're merely expected to do something about someone trying to light the building on fire. 
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Q: But what if the person who is lighting the building on fire is saying the fire is necessary to keep the space safe?
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A: That's ridiculous.  If you think about it, there is no circumstance in which burning the building down will improve Noisebridge in any way.  Therefore, the person setting the fire is wrong and you can ignore him or her.
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Q: Ok, then who sets the hours for Noisebridge?
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A: Members of the Noisebridge non-profit corporation. 
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Q: Does that include me?
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A: No, unless you've become a member.
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A: Call a friend.

Revision as of 17:41, 9 October 2013

New Access Policy

For a trial period of 3 months, Noisebridge shall be open, from 23:00 to 10:00, only to Members, guests of those Members present in the space, and those people with two Member endorsements in the membership binder...

see Meeting Notes

Noisebridge Hours Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is Noisebridge open?

A: Noisebridge is open to the general public from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Public access to the space is not allowed after 11:00 PM until a member opens the space at 10:00 AM.

Q: But Noisebridge used to be open 24x7!

A: Not as of Oct 8th, 2013. Some bad apples ruined it for everyone.

Q: I can come use the tools there any time I want?

A: No, only between 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Members of the Noisebridge non-profit corporation can let themselves in at other hours, and if you ask them nicely they may be able to let you in too.

Q: Who sets the hours for Noisebridge?

A: Members of the Noisebridge non-profit corporation. As per our bylaws, members can vote on issues like the hours the space will be open.

Q: Does that include me?

A: No, unless you've become a member. Only members can vote on our hours of operation.

Q: What if I pick the lock/mess with the door strike/hack the gibson and get in after hours anyway?

A: Please don't. Noisebridge isn't a fortress and a determined attacker will certainly be able to get in if they really want to. This is a crime (CPC 602(m)). If members find out they will probably be upset with you unless you have a good reason for breaking in.

Q: Can I sleep at Noisebridge?

A: No.

Q: But I saw someone sleeping at Noisebridge after hours!

A: The membership frowns on this and strongly discourages it. 2169 Mission is not zoned for residential use and people sleeping there can cause serious problems for the rest of the group. Science experiments have been known to be performed on sleeping parties as a deterrent.

Q: But I missed the last BART!

A: There's plenty of commercial establishments in the area which will rent you a room.

Q: But I'm broke!

A: Call a friend.

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