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Membership Pledge[edit | edit source]

Congrats, you're a Member. With that you are granted 24-hour token access to Noisebridge.
(Also see the similar Philanthropist/Pledge for non-member Philanthropists)

How did I become a Member?[edit | edit source]

The Membership page explains this process best.

How does 24-hour token access work?[edit | edit source]

Generally, people can get into Noisebridge without any token access during the open hours of 11 AM to 10 PM. Some excellent users have been specifically granted daytime token access during the hours of 11 AM to 10 PM. Members have 24-hour token access. Noisebridge Philanthropists get 24-hour token access without the status of being a Member.

Noisebridge has an RFID-based access control system. After you've been accepted for 24-hour access, you provide the Secretary with a suitable RFID token (i.e. your Clipper card) or receive one from Noisebridge for a $5 donation. The Secretary will then add your token along with your contact information into the access list giving you 24-hour access.

You can use this RFID token to open both the lower gate and the upper door. Opening the lower gate requires swiping your token in front of the black square panel of the payphone, while opening the upper door requires swiping on the red box to the right of the door.

Your email address will get added to a private announce list specifically for communicating to token holders (like if a dog accidentally eats the token reader machine). Additionally the Secretary or Treasurer might email you directly.

The reoccurring donation is a monetary donation. If your access is revoked, the donation for that month or previous months are not refunded. Just because you're donating a certain amount does not make you any more or less a valid person to be at Noisebridge.

What are my responsibilities of having 24 hour token access?[edit | edit source]

To maintain your access, we require you to understand and follow these responsibilities.

As always, we ask you to be excellent by following our Anti-Harassment Policy and Community Standards.

If you're found to be unexcellent, regardless of what your status is with the space, you can always be asked to leave at any time. This could happen as the follow-up action of having your access revoked at the following Tuesday meeting.

During our general hours of 11 AM - 10 PM, we ask that you be friendly and positive to those who don't have access who want to get inside.

While in the space, if someone rings the doorbell to the gate, you can open it for them by tagging your token to the reader on the inside of the door. Please remember to greet them as they come in, get their name, ask them what brings them to Noisebridge today, and be helpful if you can. You are under no obligation to let anyone in, however you are completely responsible for whoever you let in and that might be grounds for revocation of access (important!)

During our afterhours (10 PM - 11 AM), use your best judgment to decide who you allow into the space. Those who you do bring into the space are all considered your responsibility, whether they are guests or people you've just met. If you feel someone is being unexcellent at any time, you are obligated to bring this concern to their attention, and should it not be resolved, you should kindly ask them to leave.

At 10 PM and afterwards, if you're the last person with 24-hour access leaving the space, please ask everyone to finish up hacking and leave the space with you. If someone doesn't want to leave, please inform them after 10 PM that non-24-hour users are not allowed to remain in the space after the last 24-hour access token holder leaves, and that they need to leave with you. If this is a problem for them and they don't want to leave, please contact (415) 413-0205 so that we can raise an alarm and potentially get some more Members over to you to help close the space. We've been operating this people-need-to-leave-after-10pm model since the Noisebridge Reboot and this shouldn't be news to anyone at this point.

When leaving the space be sure the following are locked:

  • Elevator room gate
  • Fire escape lock at the bottom corner of the window
  • Main space door at top of stairs
  • Windows shut all

Granting a monthly day pass[edit | edit source]

Members with 24-hour access may promote a normal hacker who they find to be excellent, to have day access for 30 days (day hours are 11 AM to 10 PM). Members are strongly encourage to use their best judgment when giving this access to others.

When handing out this access, please provide the following advice to the receiver:

  • $2 donation to provision a re-existing RFID/Clipper card, $5 to grab one of the blue tokens from the drawers next to the RFID pinpad.
  • Day access is a privilege and can be revoked at any future point in time.
  • If overnight access is wanted, please ask them to consider supporting the space by becoming a Noisebridge Philanthropist or Member.
  • Anyone with day access is responsible for whom they bring into the space, whether the visitors are their own guests or are simply people they let in through the door.
  • To remotely buzz the gate downstairs, tag your RFID token on the pinpad next to the main entrance after the doorbell has been rung.
  • Please be friendly and greet anyone you let into the space.
  • 30-day access can be renewed through any Member.
  • Be Excellent.

Members can provision this access by tagging their own token onto the pinpad next to the entrance, and then following the simple instructions on the screen.

Day-pass holders may check the status of their day-pass by tagging the pinpad next to the entrance.

What do I not get through being a Member with 24 hour access?[edit | edit source]

At no point does being a Philanthropist or Member with 24-hour token access grant you the ability to sleep at Noisebridge, to "sleep hack" or to nap in the space overnight. This is a legal requirement set forth upon anyone entering our space and violators will not be tolerated. Whether an average hacker, Philanthropist, or Member, hacking belongs at Noisebridge and sleeping belongs at home.

How could I lose my Membership based 24-hour token access?[edit | edit source]

  • Through consensus.
  • Through not paying your dues.
  • Going on hiatus.
  • Rescinding your membership.

Communicate[edit | edit source]

You are not granted 24-hour access until you've read this, signed it, added your email address to it, dated it, and returned it to the Secretary for your token. Please do so now. Thanks!

The Pledge[edit | edit source]

By signing this document, you agree that you understand the following...

  • All of the responsibilities for a Member that are listed above.
  • How the 24-hour access token works.
  • How your access may be revoked, with no refund of your previous donations.
  • How to greet people at the door.
  • How to give a tour of the space.
  • How to lock up the space at night.
  • You will continue to be excellent to your fellow hacker.

Name: ___________________________________

Email: ___________________________________

Member: ___________________________________

Date: ___________________________________

You are not granted 24-hour access until you've read this, signed it, added your email address to it, dated it, and returned it to the Secretary for your token. Please do so now. Thanks!

Formated PDF file version of the above -- suitable for printing[edit | edit source]