In the last few weeks a few different conversations have focused on how our rules for members work, as we only have the four, in regards to all the edge cases. Let me broadly refresh you on the rules for members:
0. Don’t be on Fire
1. Follow the Code of Conduct
2. Protection of underage members
3. Don’t do anything stupid so we have to make up new rules.
I personally don’t want a lot of rules, however that means that we don’t have absolute guidance on some matters such as:
Animals in the Space
Laser and other machinery usage
My proposal then is to have a set of guidelines for members on this website, under a new section called, conveniently, Guidelines. I would like any guideline to be published in a format that is easy to find, accessible and able to be amended and altered. These are not set in stone, they are guides for sharing and co-operation.
I would also like to be able to vote on them, and that is what I will propose we do at AGM’s and other meetings, and via member polls. I will be suggesting this is the practice we follow at the AGM in 2019 and I will be asking for a vote on this and a couple of guidelines at that time.