[Noisebridge-discuss] Handy signs are handy.

Snail snailtsunami at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 10:43:36 PDT 2011


Technical solutions to a social problem: All signs are monitors beaming
editable wikipages; all signs have a blank page for people to write-in their
editor name & timestamp wiki-style; all signs are eraseable whiteboards, the
original wikipage.

I've got the rockin pneumonia & the boogy woogie flu right now, so I won't
be around the space to hang or deface signs, but I am amused by these
prospects.

I have also seen both exellent and unexcellent removal of signs in the
space; the biggest issue here is that not everyone is in agreement over the
wording / message of signs, so we're facing a small arms race. Lamination is
the next natural defense signs, but then people will use knives to deface
them, then we'll try framing things in glass, and then they'll use rocks,
and so forth until we have bulletproof glass and folks riding nuclear bombs
and defense like toxic barbs on a lionfish, beautiful yet deadly signage.

What, wait?

On Jul 29, 2011 10:31 AM, "Al Sweigart" <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:

The tagging I've seen haven't really been helpful commentary so much
as just passive aggressive snarky comments or the sign just gets torn
down. Either way, it doesn't really facilitate communication and
discourages people from putting up signs in the first place. It's not
like the wiki, where you can have a separate talk page and undoing
edits are trivial.

Anyway, my offer still stands. I'll donate a dollar a day to
Noisebridge each day the printed signs go without being defaced or
torn down. I'll occasionally replace signs and start paying again if
they get tagged up.

I'm up for meeting with Liz and Daravinne for brainstorming. There's a
wiki page up too: nburl.net/signage

-Al


On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at ...
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