Project:100 Paper Cuts

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There are many small and little things that need doing, that we could all do, which would go a long way to help make the space a nicer place. We are going to call these things papercuts. We aim to list these papercuts so users of the space can identify and maybe eradicate them.

What will doing a Papercut achieve

These are the sort of papercuts we're after:

  • Improves the general usability of the space
  • Asked repeatedly by newcomers
  • Makes it a nicer place

What is a Papercut

If you add a papercut it must meet these critera

  • Easily identifiable job that takes no more than 5-30 minutes by atleast one person (more the merrier)
  • The task should be obvious to achieve, or have clear instructions provided in a separate wiki page.
  • Will not negatively affect anything else

Feel free to add suggested solutions, but please add a date to any suggestions so we don't get knee-jerk fixes (putting four tildes, ~~~~, at the end of the point will sign and date it). If suggested solutions are complex, please create a wiki page under your username and link it. If you've already fixed something, put it in <s>strikethrough</s>


  1. Add secondary shelf to the quiet room to provide additional storage space - the wood is already in the room under the desks. Just needs mounting. See Phil/cepmender for info amx109 21:10, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
    1. The desks in the quiet room get moved around, this may not be the most appropriate place for storage. Robert 21:16, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
  2. Label space projects (e.g. doorbot, space census, message board, energy usage sign, ragelevel) with url and/or QR code so people can quickly find out more and who to contact about it. Montyphy 28 August 2011 (UTC)
  3. Sign in the library explaining how it works, especially what to do if someone wants to take a book home. Montyphy 28 August 2011 (UTC)
  4. Central notice board area. Currently there's a corkboard, chalkboard, and monitor scattered around the social area. Seems it would be better to bunch them together where the coat hooks use to be and where the monitor currently is. Montyphy 28 August 2011 (UTC)
  5. Visitors booklet - Collect together some of the obvious points from the wiki and what gets said on tours (e.g. what is a hackspace, how the London Hackspace started, how to become a member, outline the more interesting tools, where to find/contact us, etc) so visitors have something to take away with them as a reminder. Montyphy 10:22, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
  6. Delete the unfunny quotes from the quotes page to increase the quality.
  7. Label plugs so people know what is safe to unplug. In particular, the plugs around lovelace and babbage. (Montyphy 15:52, 10 April 2012 (UTC))
  8. Label USB, eg Printers, so people know not to unplug things (from Suggestions Box) Akki14 22:52, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
  9. Put a sign above Lovelace with a How To Guide to adding a card for the door. (Montyphy 12:51, 7 May 2012 (UTC))
  10. Design and print out tags to put on large items to tell the owner about the rules and that they need to email the mailing list (from Suggestions Box)Akki14 22:52, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
  11. Gradually remove the FAQ, treating each one as an example of badly located information Ms7821 (talk) 17:37, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Completed Papercuts

  1. Number/encode the members' shelves so one member can easily express the location of their box to someone else without having to resort to "middle row on the right at the far back one up from bottom". Montyphy 28 August 2011 (UTC) Akki14 10:06, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
    1. In order to provide support to this I started this project Box Identification Montyphy 16:26, 10 February 2012 (UTC)