[hackerspaces] Removing non-hackerspaces from the hackerspaces.org list?
rsmith at i3detroit.com
Tue Jun 21 15:36:44 CEST 2011
On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 9:29 AM, Ben Brown <ben at kwartzlab.ca> wrote:
> Err, why do hackerspaces need ratings? They're not all the same, nor do
> they cater to the same sort of people. Some spaces focus on making
> things/physical workshop, others are just social spaces with internet
> access. Many are in between.
> There's been a lot of talk in the past of what a hackerspace truly is, with
> no real consensus. Should we really be rating spaces on an arbitrary set of
> guidelines? What makes a place more 'hacky' to someone, but not to someone
> else? Hell, even the word 'hacker' has different meanings to people.
> I think spaces would be be better served by having a descriptive wiki entry
> with lots of pictures and video, to show what they're really about. I could
> see a comment system though, that allows visitors to publicly share their
> thoughts about the space. A rating 'out of 5 stars' is way to subjective to
> be useful. What I may think is an awesome space may not be the same to
> another, and vice versa.
> On 6/21/2011 8:55 AM, Curbob wrote:
> Maybe 1 to 10 being from 1: hang out space to 10: full blown hackerspace
> That way we're not commenting on how good or bad of a space we or others
> may think a place is.
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 8:41 AM, Far McKon <farmckon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Involved in Four spaces? You my friend, get the 'Overinvolved' award.
>> I can see why ratings would be nice, but I think if there is any
>> system like that, we have to be sure people are rating on the same
>> scale. Friendlyness? Technical ability? 'Hackerspace-ess' of the
>> space? I think it's a cool idea, but could use a little more fleshing
>> I think a mini-RFC on what you are proposing would be cool, if you
>> have the time to make one.
>> hack on,
>> - Far
>> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 8:35 AM, Koen Martens <gmc at sonologic.nl> wrote:
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>> > On Thu, May 05, 2011 at 09:16:32AM -0700, john arclight wrote:
>> >> It seems like reviews work pretty well on sites like Yelp that list
>> >> restaurants. Give people the info and decide for youself.
>> >> Example:
>> >> "Butch's Coffee Shop - 3 reviews: While they do serve coffee, it's
>> mostly a
>> >> leather bar where BDSM enthusiasts meet. Lattes half off on Mondays.
>> >> stars"
>> >> Etc.
>> > Well, since i'm on a hackerspace tour currently, I was thinking about
>> > again. Yelp basically has two fields for a review: the review prosa
>> > and a quantitized rating. Also, you can rate the reviews themselves.
>> > It seems most of the review sites have this quantitized rating (4 out of
>> > 3 stars out of 10, whatever). I don't think that is really useful though
>> > for hackerspace reviews. The meta-review (rating the reviews) might..
>> > Anyway, as a first stab at getting this started, i'm thinking of a
>> > to store reviews, with fields 'author', 'review' and 'hackerspace'. Add
>> > some mediawiki magic to make a form appear on each hackerspace page (or
>> > page with the same name in the Review namespace) that allows inputting
>> > the review text. And some more magic to aggregate the reviews on the
>> > page.
>> > Now I'm resisting the temptation to porpose a rating, such as with
>> > couchsurfing wher eyou can say 'positive/neutral/negative'. I can
>> > see uses for it, but I hate being negative and think that if you are
>> > being negative you should just shut up :)
>> > - - gmc
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