Bad behaviour at HSBNE is unacceptable. By being a part of our community you
give up certain freedoms in order for our community to run smoothly.
When you see a member doing something thats not excellent, you’re obliged to issue what we call a ‘ding’. Theres always a ding thread on the forum, and posting there is the official way to ding someone. Dings are nothing more than records, so that people get friendly reminders about what we all want to see at the space, and so we can all see patterns of behaviour.
Anyone can issue a ding to anyone, and theres no penalty for being dinged. Take it as constructive criticism.
If you want to issue a ding, post in the forum thread and provide evidence of the claim. Posting anywhere else is not valid, and if you have no evidence your ding may not be worthwhile. (You can still post anyway, it just may not have much weight). You can ding someone anonymously when you don’t know who it was. You cannot ding someone as an anonymous person.
When posting a ding, please try and keep the tone as positive as possible. It’s not a space to attack people, just to make a record of things happening and to gently remind the correct behaviour. Feel free to use this template:
Person: John Doe
Dinged for: Leaving a mess on the welding table
How to Improve: Make sure you have time to clean before you leave :slight_smile: We all need to be able to use the common spaces.
You can issue a ding for anything you deem unexcellent, but common examples are:
- Leaving a mess behind
- Removing a tool from where it lives and not returning it.
- Breaching the SSP or COC
If you get dinged, do not discuss it in the ding thread, don’t argue. If you feel its incorrect or there was a misunderstanding, you can ask the person or the executive to retract it.
There are many behaviours at HSBNE that are clearly definable as unacceptable, and these will attract an automatic ban as defined in this document. As part of our incorporation rules, the executive may issue bans of any length, at any time, to any one, and if permanently banned, members have a right of appeal.
Behaviours on the following list are automatic bans and the executive are obliged to execute them (By notifying the member and removing access). This list, since it is policy can be modified at any time by the executive, and by vote at a general meeting of the membership. Together we define what is unacceptable at HSBNE.
A reasonable attempt to provide notice of a ban must made at least 48 hours prior to it being announced to the general membership. The executive may use their discretion to allow supervised or full site access during this time period and/or supervised access any time during the ban. However, the reason for the ban and the risk to other members must be taken into account. Once notification has been attempted, the banned member is not allowed to utilise HSBNE facilities other than what is reasonably necessary to remove any projects or items stored on site until the ban has ended.
These bans, in some cases, may be avoided by the member repairing/replacing the affected item. This is at the discretion of the executive. Membership balance will be considered suspended for the period of any ban. Refunds are at executive discretion.
||N + 1 month, or permanent
- Tool Abuse, as defined by damaging the tool for its intended purpose through any usage other than an accident.
- Damaging a tool and not reporting it via the member portal, trello, or email ([email protected]).
- Leaving a battery charging on the power supplies unattended.
- Causing HSBNE to breach any lease requirement not specifically covered in this schedule of bans.
- Removing a green parking permit on an item, unless that item has gone through the full red ticket workflow and is being disposed of.
- Removing a red ticket on an item, unless all problems indicated by the ticket have been resolved and it is now being stored appropriately (ie removing a valid red ticket and not dealing with the problem).
||N + 1 month, or permanent
- Consuming Executive time with behaviour consistent with Unreasonable Complainant Conduct as defined by the Federal Ombudsman.
- Obvious large breaches of the SSP, such as viewing pornography at the space.
- Excessive rules-lawyering, having fights via the dings system and similar.
- Modifying any part of HSBNE’s core infrastructure without explicit, written approval from it’s maintainer(s), or a vote at a general meeting. HSBNE core infrastructure includes (but is not limited to): servers, networking equipment, network cabling, interlocks and access control, any member kiosk, and the Zigbee network.
- For the purpose of this item, maintainers are defined as anyone who regularly performs work on the infrastructure item or that is listed on the Wiki page as a maintainer.
- Accessing the site without signing in using the kiosk or paper register
- Accessing the site and working on personal projects when not paid up as a member
- Creating/Modifying HSBNE policy specifically to attack or retaliate to a member. Any kind of involvement of the HSBNE rules/policy (via modification etc) into a dispute between members.
- Circumventing any required induction.
Chemicals / Materials
- Using or storing a hazardous material or dangerous good in an unsafe manner / not in accordance with current
- Introducing a new type of hazardous material or dangerous good to the HSBNE site without approval.
- Using a tool that requires induction without being inducted.
- Using a tool in a clearly unsafe manner. Eg: long hair unrestrained around lathe
- Leaving any kind of blade running unattended.
- exception: The horizontal metal bandsaw is a blade designed to run for long periods of time semi attended. You must remain in the same room (with short breaks for bathroom runs etc) while it runs.
- Leaving machines unattended while operating, for example:
- the laser cutters
- 3d printers
- Modifying any HSBNE tool or machine without prior written consent from the cause leader or executive
- Performing ‘silent maintenance’, ie performing work on a machine or tool without reporting it or documenting it.
- Abandoning maintenance by starting a repair and not either officially handing it over or completing it.
- Operating a repair in an unreasonable fashion, such as removing parts and not storing them safely, losing parts, etc.
- Failing to secure the site appropriately (ie lock everything up).
- Swiping on a tool for the purpose of allowing another person to use the tool, where that person cannot be reasonably be interpreted as your guest under the guest policy, or for approved supervised use.
- Failing to use PPE that is marked as mandatory on the wiki for a tool or an area.
- Physical assault/abuse of another person.
- Turning on a lathe with the chuck key installed in the chuck, or using a tool/machine without appropriate guards in place (if you survive).
- Defeating or bypassing any kind of interlocks on tools, whether factory or HSBNE installed, for the purpose of using the tool rather than as part of a repair process.
- Accessing or attempting to access the site without exec approval during a ban.
- Continuing to engage in activities onsite or online other than collecting stored items during a ban.
- Damaging HSBNE machines, tools, infrastructure to the extent where they require total replacement.
- Attempting to cover up, hide or obfuscate an incident.
- Making legal or other threats in an attempt to coerce, intimidate, or act in bad faith towards HSBNE or any member acting in the interest of HSBNE.