So you have a key and you want to open MHV for hacking. Great! Here's how you do it, and what we would like you to do for the good of the community.
The more notice that people have of the space being open the better, so please try to plan ahead. It's ok to just decide to go in too :) More people seem to turn up to `themed` openings or when there is a social aspect, so consider this in how you announce your opening times.
Q1. If you are asked to open the space, how do you know it is a member asking? Do you ask if they have paid their months space usage fee?
A1. It doesn't matter, visitors and members are both welcome. We would like people who are coming regularly to sign up & contribute what they can as per the new membership page http://makehackvoid.com/join
Q2. What responsibility does the space opener have towards the individuals behaviour and/or safety?
A2. The key holders present should enforce our code of conduct and safety policies. You can ask someone who isn't complying to leave and should report the incident to the committee.
Q3. Does the opener ensure that the users have tidied up properly? I know I often forget my cups need cleaning.
A3. You should remind people that they need to leave the space clean. You are not responsible for cleaning up other peoples mess, but should email committee and/or makers about any mess that is left in the space.
Q4. If I open the space, do I have to close it?
A4. If you are not going to close the space, you need to arrange with another key holder to do it.
Q5. I'm the only key holder present and there are still people doing things at the time I said I'd go home, what do I do?
A5. You can ask everyone to pack up & leave so you can lock up, you are not obliged to keep the space open. The same applies if something unexpected comes up and you have to leave early. Depending on the day/time you might consider asking another key holder if they want to come in and close.