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Create and employ DoES NoDs (Notices of Disposal) #524
Please make your issue:
DoES is moving premises in the not too distant future.
There is a significant amount of kit which has accumulated over the years and some of which it would be helpful to skip or repurpose away from DoES to make the move more manageable.
Discussions with @amcewen indicate that best practice is to put a "Notice of Destruction" on items scheduled for removal.
I suggest the following:
In addition we could advertise the "free for all" location more widely for people from the wider community (e.g. upcycling and repurposing) to come and take a look
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Create and employ DoES NODs (Notices of Destruction)
Create and employ DoES NoDs (Notices of Destruction)
Jun 30, 2017
It feels very important that the notice should have a link that explains what's going on and why.
While I'm happy with the look of it, it's a bit like a parking ticket, and if someone finds one of these on their property without and reason of explanation, they are likely to be somewhere from "taken aback" to "really upset" that an unknown agent "just" stickered their mcguffin and so it's going in the bin...
A link to an explanation sounds a good plan.
I was going for something like the effect you describe so am quite pleased I've achieved that. fwiw my belief is that
Now I wouldn't want anybody to be "really upset" but I do think they definitely will be "blazing" if their stuff disappears without trace and they didn't know...
So that sort of comes back to the will to implement this policy in the first place...
If it is decided that it should be implemented then my vote remains for something that is quite in peoples' faces as a preference to being hauled over the coals for a softly softly disappearing act.
Looks good. Would "Disposal" be slightly less scary than "Destruction"?
There definitely needs to be a comms campaign to let people know that we're starting to enforce the "don't leave stuff lying around unlabelled or it'll get binned" rule.
To accompany the NoD signs, we should have "Do Not Hack" signs which people can attach to things that they don't want to be NoDed.
I saw this today and love it. I'd like to start using them right away. I'm sure we've agreed before that we need to have a clear out - so the how is the only issue.
Could we add a short-url perhaps to it, and and have a pdf so we can print some?
We discussed today that once I/we tag a bunch of stuff, we'll post them all up in one go on the mailing list, and here etc, to give people plenty of opportunity to see.
Glad you like it @stevesparrow.
Yes the file is an SVG for Inkscape and I'll put it into somewhere-safe.
Yes I can add a short URL and provide a PDF. I'll put that in somewhere-safe too.
Is there an upcoming DoES meeting where we could add this issue to the agenda and come to a consensus as to what needs doing if this is to move forward in the best way possible?
That sounds good. My concern about waiting for a meeting is that it delays, and we're good at the long gentle suffocation of good ideas that simply need to be done in some way.
Perhaps we could mitigate simply by
OK - I know what you mean wrt delay.
I'll make changes to the SVG as per the comments above:
Can somebody else own
All sounds good to me, and I'm on the "we should be moving towards this rather than waiting for a meeting" side.
Some people will have seen it in here, we should also post to the Google Group, and can send something out to the mailing list (mostly for party invites, but we'll have to disappoint people this time ;-) too. Beyond that, there's not a lot we can do apart from try to ping people directly if there's anything especially valuable-looking
I've redesigned the D-NOD.
When I get a chance, and assuming somebody else hasn't, I'll put together a Do Not Hack (DNH) notice as @amcewen suggests above.