[Noisebridge-discuss] Thoughts on establishing commitment to NB

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 20:43:36 UTC 2013


.. then remember to securely bolt it, and alarm it.

Because I've seen what happens when people get a small donation safe
and forget to bolt it to something.. people just take (said small)
safe.



Adrian

On 6 June 2013 13:41, macegr <garrettmace at gmail.com> wrote:
> How about finding an actual safe, and then (with great difficulty) cutting a donation slot in the top? Authorized cash collectors get the combination.
>
>
> On Jun 6, 2013, at 1:33 PM, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com> wrote:
>
>>> I made a lock and cable for the front door donation box.  The cable has
>>> been cut. The box has been broken because no one has the keys for the
>>> lock. I tried to give Danny the keys to the boxes last year but he
>>> wouldn't accept them. I tried to give the keys to Snail (President) but
>>> she looked at me like I was an inconvenience.
>>
>> Hi Eric,
>>
>> I really appreciated your effort to secure the donation bins; thank
>> you very much for doing that. I have the keys to both of the locks,
>> and I collect from them (albeit slightly less frequently than would
>> probably be optimal). That's not why things are broken.
>>
>> The orange box was broken one evening -- while I looked on in horror
>> -- by someone who then snatched a handfull of cash and bolted. I don't
>> think they even saw that I was there. Sadly I did not exit the shop
>> swiftly enough to engage them in productive mediated dialogue. =[
>>
>> I'd really like it if we had a donation box which was cabled to the
>> pillar and durable-enough to prevent it from being emptied over the
>> course of five minutes. I know that the presence of the dirty shop
>> makes any box defeatable, given time and effort; I'd just prefer that
>> time to be slightly longer, and that effort to be loud and noticeable.
>>
>> I don't really know what to look for in such a contraption but if you
>> could recommend a make/model, I'd happily acquire and donate it to
>> Noisebridge. If anyone else wants to help fund a more secure cash box,
>> please let me know how much you can pledge (off-list please).
>>
>> Thanks,
>> -Tom
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