Definition of Hacking: artful use of skills to accomplish some goal without following a particular plan.
members have various sentiments about using things in a hacker space. one tho't is something like "if i want to tear something apart, it's a hacker space and i get to do it." another tho't is something like "it's mine, i brought it, i can take it away anytime i like, even rip it out from under anyone who's using it."
my sentiment is "don't be childish." if you bring something that you want to manage, keep it in your bin on a storage shelf. if you put it out, people will use it, maybe break it, and that's how it is. if you see something left out, probably someone else cares about it and you should use it with care (try not to break it or rip it up for parts for something you like). i'm offering this sentiment for consideration. --Jstockford 16:28, 15 October 2008 (PDT)
random thoughts from NYC Resistor
- they have an Is This Yours? shelf. things on it stay for a month, two, three, then get moved to the Shared shelf
- be picky about your members, and you are far less likely to have problems down the line
- they use Event Bright to schedule their classes
random thoughts from others
- pet policy? suggest none; allergies, damage, noise
- unsanctioned parties?