[hackerspaces] Creating a list of all active hacker spaces

Daniel F buildtherobots at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 14:08:42 CEST 2019

> _Please_ don't make yet another list, especially one that requires active
input from everyone who wants to be on it.

Apologies - I read this as an attempt to get the current website/map/list
up to date with current information.
Having yet another source of not-truth doesn't seem to help anyone o.0

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 1:05 PM Nate Bezanson <myself at telcodata.us> wrote:

> On 2019-09-18 7:41 a.m., MykillG wrote:
> >  I was wondering if there is any way to ... get a current list of
> > active groups.
> I think this is your best bet. _Please_ don't make yet another list,
> especially one that requires active input from everyone who wants to be
> on it. I can promise you a lot of us are sick of more lists and do not
> want to put active input into being on more lists. Why not work on
> improving one of the _literally dozens_ that exist already?
> Consider this: The last-updated-date of a given page on the hs.o wiki is
> one indicator of "freshness" or "activity". But then realize that those
> pages already have links to a given space's social media accounts, blog
> pages, calendars, and stuff. Imagine if you had a script that would poll
> all _those_ things to see how active _they_ were, and I think you'd have
> a very good indicator.
> Also, you haven't explained how you'll keep any new list from getting
> just as stale.
> > I'm trying to create a community where members from different
> > organizations/locations can collaborate on projects, share ideas and
> > meet each other.
> You're posting on it. Or did you mean yet another new ghost-town?
> >   I'd like to do this with makerspaces as well, but IDK if the two
> > communities would merge well together, and if it would be better to
> > keep the two communities separated (unless someone wants to join both
> > groups/sites).
> <troll> What's the difference between hackerspaces and makerspaces,
> anyway? </troll>
> I'll make popcorn...
> > If you are a member of an active group, would you please reply to this
> > with the contact information for the group?
> No. Our ~200 members and ten-plus-year history exist because we're
> careful about where we spend our effort and we try very hard not to burn
> out our volunteers. If we fell for every new list that asks us to
> include and maintain our presence on it, doing so would be a full-time
> volunteer post. Screw that. You already have the data, just be smarter
> about reading it.
> -Nate B-
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