[hackerspaces] Removing non-hackerspaces from the hackerspaces.org list?

Jerry Isdale isdale at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 19:37:02 CEST 2011

A quantized review of a multidimensional thing like a hackerspace is nearly useless.
If you need something on the form, put check boxes for things like
 _ has laser cutter
 _ has couches
 _ lets you sleep overnight on couch
 _ has shower (clean/nasty)
 _ decent food nearby/delivery

And skip the RFC - implement something.

Jerry Isdale
"Shut Up and Make Something!" - Mike Rowe at MakerFaire 2011

On Jun 21, 2011, at 3:56 AM, Koen Martens wrote:

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> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 08:55:08AM -0400, 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.
> Nonono, I don't want to get involved with quantization of how 'good' a
> hackerspace is. Because once you go down that road, you're inevitably
> running into the need for a definition of what a hackerspace is. There is
> no objective scale to which you can measure hackerspaces, i think.
> What arclight proposed, and what i really liked, was the idea of adding
> reviews to hackerspaces. For eg, "I went there, had a good time, but found
> it to be more of a co-working space than a hackerspace." or "Been to the
> space, got stoned out of my skull and got some hacking done." Those are
> useful reviews I think, and anyone can take them on whatever merit they
> would give them. 
> My proposal was actually to NOT to a 1 out of 5 or whatever kind of rating,
> because in my opinion that can't be done. I was merely bringing it up in 
> the context of yelp, which does have this.
> I do like the couch-surfing approach of just having 'positive/neutral/negative'
> for their reviews. You do not review the couch you stayed, you review the 
> experience. This helps to get a picture in a glance of what a couch is like:
> 25 positive and 1 negative?? Probably someone had a bad day. 3 positive, 6
> neutral and 3 negative?? Maybe look for another..
> Anyway, just throwing it around. I'm not gonna write an rfc, that's much
> too academic for me :) If I will do something with this, i'll implement
> it and it'll be just a field for a review text, no rating or whatever.
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