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

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Thu May 5 23:10:57 CEST 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Buddy Smith <buddy.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> If it were "cooperativespaces.com" or "officerentals.com", I'd have no
> problem with it, but this is hackerspaces.org. it should be a list
> people use to find hackerspaces.

On one side I agree, they are using hackerspaces.org pagerank to up
their google results and be found easier.  I don't care for this.

On the other side, they are probably doing the same things to
non-hackerspace related site, and so are drawing a lot of people in.
You can use this.

Partner with them.  Make an agreement, anyone that shows up there and
was looking for something more like what you have, they send your way.
 You do the same.  No one wants an unhappy customer, if they leave and
tell their friends "yeah, not what I thought, sucks" the friends only
remember "sucks".  If they leave and tell their friends "not what i
though, but they told me about another place that is" then their
friends remember that they were cool.  You get a member or 2, they get
good PR which will result in more business.

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