On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Akki <belovedgodd...
> I'm going to bring this up again randomly...
> If we put this as a pdf on lovelace and print some out and have it
> noticeable for new people, it might help them understand that we're
> not a service - we're just people/members using the space. It's not
> necessarily a friendly or not friendly thing. We don't always like
> giving tours out of the hours of tuesday night social night because
> we're busy working.
> Also, I might update the wiki on visiting the space to try to make
> this point clearer - you're going to have to make yourself obvious if
> you're new, you're in a sea of probably 500 other people who use the
> space (members and nonmembers). We cannot possibly know everyone who
> comes through that door.
>  "Hi! May I take your order?"
> On Jun 13, 10:14 am, Michael Stevens <mstev...@etla.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 03:19:35PM -0700, Earthshine wrote:
> > > On Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:45:56 PM UTC+1, naomijlea wrote:
> > > > As a new member I can say it can be quite intimidating walking into
> > > > space for the first time, when I went in for the first time, I
> wasn't even
> > > > acknowledged by any one, except person who kindly showed me around, I
> > > > acknowledge confidence is not my strong suit, but it was a bit off
> > > > although once past that initial awkwardness, I felt fine on my own.
> > > This was actually said to me on Saturday at the Helicopter Picnic. Two
> > > people independently told me in the pub afterwards that they had gone
> > > the space, on a Tuesday social night, but felt intimidated as nobody
> > > greeted them, nobody tried to talk to them and most people had
> earphones on
> > > whilst staring at a laptop. Nobody offered to show them around and they
> > > were wondering what part of the night was the social bit. They hung
> > > for an hour or so but left after this as they felt like a gooseberry.
> > > said they did not feel like they wanted to come back after this and
> > > been back since.
> > > Read into this what you will.
> > I had a similar experience, and was only saved by already knowing akki
> > and sully. Admittedly this was not a Tuesday.
> > Michael