[hackerspaces] Member penalties

dosman dosman at packetsniffers.org
Mon Feb 23 18:52:35 CET 2015

For gamification of volunteering and similar things we’ve played with http://openbadges.org <http://openbadges.org/>. It’s a project managed by Mozilla and lets you get as creative as you feel like with awards. We have badges for being a member, volunteering at workshops, formal donations, informal donations, cleaning up (taking the trash out), and even things like documenting a project on the wiki. It’s a nicely done project, you can configure awards that can be claimed by the participant and some can require “creator intervention” like machine tool training. Food for thought.


 I went as far as to make badges for documenting 

> On Feb 23, 2015, at 10:39 AM, Robert Davidson <robert at dallasmakerspace.org> wrote:
> @ Dallas Makerspace 
> This is what we are doing
> https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Rules_and_Policies#Storage <https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Rules_and_Policies#Storage>
> We are approaching 700 members
> A couple key components
> Clear Table Policy (This means when you leave a table it should be 100% clear of anything)
> We have Cameras in all committee rooms (The BOD gave the committee's a choice if they want a camera in there room over the past couple years and now all of the rooms have a camera,I am not hear to argue privacy but I can say that for us we saw less destruction of equipment and people tend to be cleaner finally the admins can get 20/20 vision without having to rely on member accounts of what happen this makes for a safer organization.
> We pay a cleaning crew to come out every week on the day of open house to tidy up the place before the open house
> Strict project storage, it needs to be clear that it is not excellent to leave projects and tool out. (Before getting strict on this the biggest complaint was having to clean up after others before able to do anything
> We have never tried a volunteer credit program because we wanted all members to be on the same level.
> the other concern we had is the time to manage the volunteer program would just increase overall workload.
> If anyone is able to come up with a scale-able gamification system for volunteerism I would be extremely interested though.
> Robert Davidson

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