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Signs and labels provide advanced fourth-dimensional communication technology at Noisebridge.

Signs are a great way to show people how things work or (more importantly) where they can get more information.

  • Print out sign and cover it with clear mailing tape so that it lasts. It's better to make one good sign that lasts instead of several cheap ones.
  • Don't write or add your own commentary to signs.
  • Don't waste Noisebridge stickers as tape to affix signs.

Put Shortened Wiki Redirect URLs and QR Codes on signs

Signs should have a big clear short URL at the bottom.

If a page has a long name, make a new page with (POUND SYMBOL) REDIRECT (PAREN)(PAREN)Name of page to redirect to(UNPAREN)(UNPAREN). That page functions as a shorter URL to redirect to the longer-named page. Use the short URL on the signage and the QR code.

Often times signs should link to a Noisebridge wiki page. By putting a short URL on equipment and objects in the space, we provide a way for people to look up more info.

Ideally, the wiki page should reveal the following:

1. The instruction manual for this item, or any records related to it.

2. Where to put the object when you are done with it.

3. Any scheduling info related to this object, or if it is currently being used by someone else for a project.

Sign Defacement

Signs help point out stuff to people. Please don't deface the printed signs, rather go to the wiki page they point to and use the wiki discuss page to suggest changes to the wiki page or the signage pointing to it. Or just make the improvements yourself!

Needed Signs

  • Welcome to Noisebridge Tour sign that starts a newcomer on exploring the space using the other signage as waypoints
  • Fire escape "keep this door locked" sign. (up is locked)
  • Record of when/who cleaned the bathrooms.
  • Sign above the kitchen sinks about the leftover dirty dish policy
  • Improved sign for the treechopper printer and how to use it.
  • More "where's the bathroom" signs.
  • Announcements section to the "now playing" white board.
  • New "buy a tshirt signs" to replace the old ones.
  • Giant, light up donation sign
  • Signs for the bathroom doors
  • NoiseFacts signs for the bathroom doors
  • Pole 9
  • Addressing scheme for the member shelves.
  • Addresses for the daily use shelves. (4 x 4)
  • T-shirt daily shelf sign. (Move all the t-shirts together. Put in a box that fits in there.
  • Whiteboard calendar that can have things moved around on it?

Recently Added Signs

  • Elevator/trash room signs