Apparently on one of the sites it’s still advertised. I’ve shown people round, had 8 last week including a couple of members who just made the cut but had yet to properly visit and grab tags.
Ahh…probably on google calendar…which shows up on website
Will fix now
So @members we’re still having lovely curious visitors call by on Wednesday evenings
So for the moment we still need hosts
You do have the added task of breaking it to them that we’ve paused membership – however please encourage them to go to the website and join the ‘membership newsletter’ mailing list, so we can keep them informed of developments
The membership cap was never intended as a permanent thing, but we do need some weeks to get used to the current situation, and decide how to move forward
Also, make clear that they’re ALWAYS welcome to come and play (albeit, not with the machines per se) on open days / events.
I escorted 4 visitors around last night (2 per time) and I now appreciate how rewarding and exhausting it can be, even for a whistle stop tour.
Rewarding partly because I always learn something interesting and one guy last night was from a Netherlands makerspace.
Exhausting partly because they obviously want to chat with other members and I assume I need to stay with them whilst in the space, especially in the workshops?
I assume there’s guidance for such things which I’ve conveniently avoided?
Thanks for doing this
Yes, there’s a guide…but sounds like you handled it well
Part of the host’s role is to get guests interacting with members, but also to check that members are still able to get on with their projects
Fine to leave visitors chatting in the clean room, best not to in other areas - we should probably add that to the guide
Thanks I’m glad I sort of guessed it right then.
The Netherlands visitor has visited several maker-type spaces and was especially impressed by the compactness of SLMS. He said they’ll use the inspiration to tidy their space up
Is there a ‘review’ site for maker-type spaces?
There is this which has worldwide spaces
Wow 2000+ including inactive and planned.
Imagine the combined wealth of knowledge, skills, tools and buying power
I’ve updated that page, sorry been a long time since I last edited it.
Oh Hello old thread!
So…As many of you know: we’ve started signing up new members again
We’ve emailed the first 50 randomised names from our ‘membership mailing list’ and already had a bunch of new sign-ups
Tonight we’re holding an open evening!
It’s not public right now – anyone who turns up has likely signed up or is making their mind up
Let’s make sure the places is tidy enough, and as welcoming as ever
Someone get the kettle on!
We also need some signs…
From the sounds of it this needs a new name, rather than open evening its more like a new members evening?
It’s a mix – some people understandably want to see the Space before signing up
Was nice today have guests again!