[hackerspaces] Member penalties

Joshua Pritt ramgarden at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 13:23:34 CET 2015

It is hard to get people to clean up after themselves.  We just keep
reminding everyone in hopes that it gets better.  Haven't had any abuse of
equipment though. Not sure what to do about that. We've joked about a "you
break it you buy 2" policy. But if someone breaks a tool or equipment they
should be a nice person and pay or help pay top fix it.
On Feb 22, 2015 11:33 PM, "Bob Bownes" <bownes at gmail.com> wrote:

> We are having a problem with a few members who are abusing their
> privileges. These are either our top tier members who have 24/7 access or
> some of our volunteers who are failing at their volunteer duties. In either
> case, we have members who are leaving the space a mess, or generally are
> abusing equipment.
> Like many places, our members pay a monthly membership fee. Our volunteers
> can get credit towards that fee for hours worked. Penalizing volunteers is
> easy (take away the credit or the ability to volunteer) but leads to fewer
> volunteers. Penalizing paying members is also hard.
> How are other spaces addressing this? Peer pressure alone is not solving
> the problem.
> Thanks,
> Bob
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