[Noisebridge-discuss] Messy Noisebridge. Especially Kitchen

Romy Ilano romy at snowyla.com
Tue Feb 25 04:26:25 UTC 2014

Although people should take responsibility for cleaning I do not realistically think most hackers will clean the kitchen to the standards that we hold. I'm not against hiring cleaners as they're actually affordable and cost less than a keg of beer. 

Yes it sucks that the kitchen users are messy 

I would be sad to see the vegan hackers vanish.. Weird dumpsterrd food was one of my favorite parts of nb. 

I confess I've never done a deep cleanse of the kitchen though :(



> On Feb 23, 2014, at 9:22 AM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm here to teach JavaScript class, as usual, on Sunday morning.
> The kitchen has been getting more and more disgusting. Today, bowl of
> beans/soup, bread all over the place, some of it nibbled on by humans
> and probably rats. I did notice a woman recently cooking in the
> kitchen. It is not Cynthia, who also does more cleaning than cooking,
> but was someone else.
> Each person must take care of his or her own mess. Leave it cleaner
> than you found it.
> The mixed smell of pee, old food, and I don't know what permeates throughout.
> The problem stems from general slobbery, unfortunately. Here are a few
> proposed solutions:
> 1) A ticket system, either as an app or wiki page. When someone leaves
> a mess out, issue a ticket to that person. Same for sleepers. The way
> to get the ticket to go away is to perform 1hr's worth of cleaning
> service, to be performed within 1 month, or be banned.
> 2) Hire cleaning service.
> 3) Do nothing.
> A ticket system: pros/cons
> PRO: Discourages people from being messy
> PRO: If they are, makes them make up for it in a big way.
> PRO: Encourages social/peer regulation. Not authoritarian.
> CON: Requires creating a Wiki page or app. Wiki pages are editable.
> CON: Might be uncomfortable to issue tickets.
> Hire cleaning service.
> PRO: It works.
> CON: It does not address the cause of the problem.
> CON: It unfairly benefits those who make messes.
> CON: It costs money.
> -- 
> Garrett
> @xkit
> ChordCycles.com
> garretts.github.io

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