Following the AGM and discussion about the doorbot. It was still clear many members were unaware of it’s existance.
To ensure informed consent of its use, we have now done the following:
- Removed Announce Names from the initial sign-up form.
- Removed all previous Announce names from the database.
Announce names can still be assigned. This must be done from your account settings on members.hacman.org.uk. Anyone wishing to use doorbot from now on, must re-enter their announce name.
Announce names can be anything you like, a nickname, emoji, excert of a story, favourite song lyric, etc. Just please don’t be rude or offensive.
By having an announce name, when you swipe your fob or use a keycode to enter the space, your entrance will be announced on the Hackscreen Telegram Chat. This can be useful to figure out when the space is busy or let others know when you are in the space.
Messages on the Hackscreen telegram are automatically deleted after a 1 month, can’t be shared, and previous messages can’t be viewed before you joined the group. Doorbot does not track exits. The link to join the doorbot telegram chat is public, and can be viewed by anyone who joins it, member of the space or not.
Once again, all users have had their announce names reset. If you wish to use an announce name, you must set this up in your accounts area.
If you do not wish to use an announce name, you do not need to take any action at all.