[Noisebridge-discuss] Handy signs are handy.

rachel lyra hospodar rachelyra at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 17:06:56 UTC 2011

I think if a sign gets removed or defaced it's often an excellent piece of
feedback from the community about the quality, intentions, or placement of
the sign.  Signs I've made have been removed. I try to be pragmatic about it
and take the fact of their removal to be something I can improve against.

I think we need better signage for a lot of reasons... including exit
signs.  Anyone want to start a signage working group with me?

On Jul 29, 2011 10:02 AM, "Danny O'Brien" <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
>> One of the efforts I want to do to make the space less intimidating to
>> new people is to improve the signage around the space to make it more
>> obvious what things are at NB, where those things are, and provide
>> answers for "what is this thing?" (protip: If the thing is glowing
>> and/or slimy, don't touch it.)
>> A lot of the signs have been getting tagged up recently (if you have a
>> problem or suggestion with the wording, feel free to email me
>> privately or email the list), so to encourage preserving the signs,
>> I'm going to donate $1 each day the signs go without being defaced or
>> torn down. (If anyone can help with a part of that dollar, it'd be
>> great. $365 a year adds up.)
> Hey Al, I think Daravinne and Liz are already working on improving the
> signing (as is somebody I don't know from taste bridge), you might
> want to work with them on this. There's some talk about getting a
> laminator as well.
> I think the "tagging" comes from a general encouragement in the last
> batch of signs to note changes or improvements, and I personally think
> it's a good way to get direct commentary; though in general I also
> think putting an email and contact on the signs is also good. Liz's
> kitchen signs got taken down specifically because someone is working
> on better versions of them, based on the written improvements. Our
> signs are generally just not very good or clear (or just
> overpowering), and I think requires more thought than simply
> attempting not to deface or remove ones that aren't working.
> d.
>> -Al
>> p.s. I put fresh black and color cartridges in the white HP inkjet
>> printer, but print in color sparingly cause it's expensive (i.e.
>> overpriced by monopolistic bastards).
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