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== New Access Policy ==
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== Noisebridge Hours Frequently Asked Questions ==
  
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...
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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:
  
see [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2013_10_08#Access_After_23:00 Meeting Notes]
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Q: When is Noisebridge open?
  
== Noisebridge Hours Frequently Asked Questions ==
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A: Noisebridge is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  
Q: When is Noisebridge open?
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Q: I can come use the tools there any time I want?
  
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.
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A: If you know how to [[Getting In|get in]], yes.
  
Q: But Noisebridge used to be open 24x7!
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Q: Aren't you worried about people coming in and ripping off your tools?
  
A: Not as of Oct 8th, 2013.  Some bad apples ruined it for everyone.
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A: That would be unexcellent of them, and the people in the space would do something about it if they saw it happen.
  
Q: I can come use the tools there any time I want?
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Q: What people?
  
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.
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A: Whoever is at Noisebridge.
  
Q: Who sets the hours for Noisebridge?
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Q: There's someone at Noisebridge all the time?
  
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.
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A: Almost always, yes.
  
Q: Does that include me?
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Q: Do they work for Noisebridge?
  
A: No, unless you've become a member.  Only members can vote on our hours of operation.
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A: No.  Noisebridge doesn't have any employees.  Only volunteers.
  
Q: What if I pick the lock/mess with the door strike/hack the gibson and get in after hours anyway?
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Q: Do they live at Noisebridge?
  
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.
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A: No.  Noisebridge isn't zoned for residential use and no one lives at the space.
  
Q: Can I sleep at Noisebridge?
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Q: Then why are there always people at Noisebridge?
  
A: No.
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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.
  
Q: But I saw someone sleeping at Noisebridge after hours!
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Q: Who's in charge then?
  
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.  
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A: No one in particular.
  
Q: But I missed the last BART!
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Q: Then why hasn't it burnt down?
  
A: There's plenty of commercial establishments in the area which will rent you a room.
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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.
  
Q: But I'm broke!
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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: The people who are at Noisebridge.  The collective action of everyone at the space sets a precedent and creates behavioral inertia, but no one person specifically does so.
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Q: Does that include me?
  
A: Call a friend.
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A: Yes.  By participating in our community, your actions help decide what direction Noisebridge will go in.  This includes introducing other new people to the space and showing them what you know.  This includes this long-winded explanation.

Revision as of 08:39, 28 April 2014

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?

A: Noisebridge is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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

A: If you know how to get in, yes.

Q: Aren't you worried about people coming in and ripping off your tools?

A: That would be unexcellent of them, and the people in the space would do something about it if they saw it happen.

Q: What people?

A: Whoever is at Noisebridge.

Q: There's someone at Noisebridge all the time?

A: Almost always, yes.

Q: Do they work for Noisebridge?

A: No. Noisebridge doesn't have any employees. Only volunteers.

Q: Do they live at Noisebridge?

A: No. Noisebridge isn't zoned for residential use and no one lives at the space.

Q: Then why are there always people at Noisebridge?

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.

Q: Who's in charge then?

A: No one in particular.

Q: Then why hasn't it burnt down?

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.

Q: But I thought you said no one is in charge?

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.

Q: So I'm in charge?

A: No, you're merely expected to do something about someone trying to light the building on fire.

Q: But what if the person who is lighting the building on fire is saying the fire is necessary to keep the space safe?

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.

Q: Ok, then who sets the hours for Noisebridge?

A: The people who are at Noisebridge. The collective action of everyone at the space sets a precedent and creates behavioral inertia, but no one person specifically does so.

Q: Does that include me?

A: Yes. By participating in our community, your actions help decide what direction Noisebridge will go in. This includes introducing other new people to the space and showing them what you know. This includes this long-winded explanation.

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