Dibs

When to call dibs:

  • When you want to use a machine in a specific time period
  • When you are going to do a big project in a space
  • When you need it to be quiet for a class
  • When you need to use the whole area
  • When you want to bet transparent

How to call dibs on a tool or area:

  • Go to the relevant channel on Slack
  • Call dibs by saying when you are going to bogart the tool or space
    • Include a start time and an estimated done time – please note you can extend your time by mentioning in on your dibs thread as long as somebody didn’t call dibs after you.
    • Example: Dibs on the tablesaw, Thursday, May 5th from 5 to 8pm
  • Pin the post
  • Remove the pin when you’re done

Dibs Facts

  • Call as much or as little as you need
  • Check other people’s dibs before you call yours
  • Check the calendar to make sure there is not a class or the peripheral equipment is not reserved (example: the cyclone)
  • If you don’t show up in the first 15 min., folks will consider the tool or area fair game and that you are flaking on your dibs (don’t do this a lot). You can be transparent and let people know you are running late. But please don’t expect the tool to be held more than 20 min. or so. Otherwise, you are just holding the machine.
  • If your dibs dominates a whole room for recording you should put a sign on the door letting people know the recording is going on.

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