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== What - The letter of the rule ==
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[[Image:Decorative member boxes photo.jpg|thumb|right|500px|The boxes we use.]]
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By nature hackers are hoarders. Encouraging Hackers to use a limited amount of space means we can make wise decisions about what we really want to keep at the space.
  
* ONLY members may store their "project" at the Hackspace
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Each member is entitled to limited storage, and bigger projects by negotiation.
* Each member may have 1x 35L Jelly type Box with lid
 
* The box is provided by the Hackspace, members do not bring their own 35L box
 
* The £5 joining fee is used to buy the members box
 
* The box is the property of the Hackspace even if the member leaves the space
 
* A member will be considered to have left the space 4 months after no longer paying a membership fee by Standing Order
 
* Do Not go through another members box with out their express permission
 
  
== Why - The spirit of the rule ==
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== The letter of the rule ==
  
* Hackers are hoarders, by encouraging Hackers to use a limited amount of space Hackers can make wise decisions about what they really want to keep at the space
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* '''Only''' members may store projects at the Hackspace
* The number of Hackers who use the space is likely to grow exponentially with the size of the space itself so a limit must be imposed.
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* Each member may have [http://www.therange.co.uk/invt/265938/ a 35L Jelly type Box with lid]
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* The box is provided by the Hackspace, members do not bring their own 35L box.  This is just to make sure they all stack.
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* Do Not go through another members box without their express permission.
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* Members who pay £20 or more in membership fees may (for now) [http://www.therange.co.uk/invt/265938/ buy additional boxes of the same type]
 
* Hackers may increase their membership payments to increase their storage space by negotiation.
 
* Hackers may increase their membership payments to increase their storage space by negotiation.
 
* The Hackspace should not become overrun with parts for projects in progress and "DO NOT HACK" signs for projects that never get started   
 
* The Hackspace should not become overrun with parts for projects in progress and "DO NOT HACK" signs for projects that never get started   
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== Abandoned things ==
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* A member will be considered to have left the space 4 months after no longer paying a membership fee by Standing Order.  At such time a trustee, or a member nominated by a trustee shall give [[abandoned things|notice of intention to dispose of or sell any abandoned things]].
  
 
== The two box system ==
 
== The two box system ==
  
* There are a couple of large grey boxes in the space, which serve to filter donations.  One of these boxes is "active", and all donations should be placed into it.  
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* There are a couple of large grey boxes in the space, which serve to filter donations.  One of these boxes is "active", and all donations should be placed into it.
* Any member (see rule 1) may take anything from the box and hack it, or put it in their personal 35L box to hack later.
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* Any member ([http://wiki.nottinghack.org.uk/wiki/Pay-What-You-Like_But_Pay_Monthly see rule 1]) may take anything from the two grey boxes and hack it, or put it in their personal 35L box to hack later.
* When the active box is full, it is closed and the empty box becomes active for new donations. 
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* Periodically, these boxes are sorted and useless stuff thrown away. Useful items like magnets, motors etc will be filtered into the "Wall O' Boxes" where the Hackspace consumables are kept for later use by members.
* Members may still take stuff out of the closed box, but the contents will be disposed of one month after the close date.
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* The hackspace as a whole may also take things from the box system to be stored for later use.
* The hackspace as a whole may also take things from the box system to be stored for later use
 
* Useful items like magnates, motors etc will be filtered into the "Wall O' Boxes" where the Hackspace consumables are kept for later use by members
 
  
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== Bigger Projects ==
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{{main|Large Project Storage}}
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* Check on [https://groups.google.com/group/nottinghack?hl=en the Google Group] if it's ok to bring a larger project down
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* The more space you take up the more you should be paying based on [http://wiki.nottinghack.org.uk/wiki/Pay-What-You-Like_But_Pay_Monthly Rule 1]
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* [http://wiki.nottinghack.org.uk/wiki/User:Msemtd Michael E] is not allowed to bring a UBoat into the Hackspace
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Latest revision as of 08:30, 18 March 2019

The Hackspace rules can now be found at rules.nottinghack.org.uk

Any rules found on this wiki are superseded by those at rules.nottinghack.org.uk as of 15th May 2016
What is left below is of historic reference only


The boxes we use.

By nature hackers are hoarders. Encouraging Hackers to use a limited amount of space means we can make wise decisions about what we really want to keep at the space.

Each member is entitled to limited storage, and bigger projects by negotiation.

The letter of the rule

  • Only members may store projects at the Hackspace
  • Each member may have a 35L Jelly type Box with lid
  • The box is provided by the Hackspace, members do not bring their own 35L box. This is just to make sure they all stack.
  • Do Not go through another members box without their express permission.
  • Members who pay £20 or more in membership fees may (for now) buy additional boxes of the same type
  • Hackers may increase their membership payments to increase their storage space by negotiation.
  • The Hackspace should not become overrun with parts for projects in progress and "DO NOT HACK" signs for projects that never get started

Abandoned things

The two box system

  • There are a couple of large grey boxes in the space, which serve to filter donations. One of these boxes is "active", and all donations should be placed into it.
  • Any member (see rule 1) may take anything from the two grey boxes and hack it, or put it in their personal 35L box to hack later.
  • Periodically, these boxes are sorted and useless stuff thrown away. Useful items like magnets, motors etc will be filtered into the "Wall O' Boxes" where the Hackspace consumables are kept for later use by members.
  • The hackspace as a whole may also take things from the box system to be stored for later use.

Bigger Projects

  • Check on the Google Group if it's ok to bring a larger project down
  • The more space you take up the more you should be paying based on Rule 1
  • Michael E is not allowed to bring a UBoat into the Hackspace