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 Q: **What do you mean when you say //Make//?** <​hidden>​A. At its most basic, when we say “Make”, we simply mean making & doing stuff. Diving in deeper, it refers to the Maker Movement, and Maker Culture, and a technology-based extension of the DIY Culture. See [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Maker_culture|http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Maker_culture]] for more info, and [[https://​www.google.com/​search?​q=define+|https://​www.google.com/​search?​q=define+"​make"​+maker+movement]] as good start off points for some internet research!</​hidden>​ Q: **What do you mean when you say //Make//?** <​hidden>​A. At its most basic, when we say “Make”, we simply mean making & doing stuff. Diving in deeper, it refers to the Maker Movement, and Maker Culture, and a technology-based extension of the DIY Culture. See [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Maker_culture|http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Maker_culture]] for more info, and [[https://​www.google.com/​search?​q=define+|https://​www.google.com/​search?​q=define+"​make"​+maker+movement]] as good start off points for some internet research!</​hidden>​
  
-Q: **Hacking! That's a scary word! Don't cyber criminals do terrible things by hacking?​!?​** <​hidden>​A. By “Hacking” we mean improving something or altering how something works to make it better. Quelab does not condone illegal computer operations such as cracking or hacking systems. The misconception of the word “Hack” is why Quelab is a “MakerSpace” instead of a “HackerSpace”.((Wow,​ there are actually LOTS of definitions of the word “Hack” -  [[http://​www.merriam-webster.com/​dictionary/​hack|http://​www.merriam-webster.com/​dictionary/​hack]])) </​hidden>​+Q: **Hacking! That's a scary word! Don't cyber criminals do terrible things by hacking?​!?​** <​hidden>​A. By “Hacking” we mean improving something or altering how something works to make it better. Quelab does not condone illegal computer operations such as cracking or hacking systems. The misconception of the word “Hack” is why Quelab is a “MakerSpace” instead of a “HackerSpace”.((Wow,​ there are actually LOTS of definitions of the word “Hack” -  [[http://​www.merriam-webster.com/​dictionary/​hack|http://​www.merriam-webster.com/​dictionary/​hack]])) ​ </​hidden>​
  
 Q. **How do I donate stuff?** <​hidden>​A. For small stuff, just bring it down to the space & leave it in the MASTS Shop, in the donation dropzone by the roll up door. PLEASE tag it with the “Donation” form. Our Donations Officers will evaluate your donation if it can be used within Quelab or sold for a profit, or offered to the general membership. Non-members making a donation will need to come down on a Hacknight (Tuesday & Sunday evening), or make pickup or dropoff arrangements ahead of time. Q. **How do I donate stuff?** <​hidden>​A. For small stuff, just bring it down to the space & leave it in the MASTS Shop, in the donation dropzone by the roll up door. PLEASE tag it with the “Donation” form. Our Donations Officers will evaluate your donation if it can be used within Quelab or sold for a profit, or offered to the general membership. Non-members making a donation will need to come down on a Hacknight (Tuesday & Sunday evening), or make pickup or dropoff arrangements ahead of time.
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 Q. **I want to be a member, but I don't want to/ don't have time to/ volunteer & stuff. Is that a requirement?​** <​hidden>​A. Once you become a recurring sustaining member, you've done your part, and if that's all you ever do, Great! You're keeping Quelab in existence. We're a volunteer non-profit; simply put, the dues pay the bills… they keep the lights on & keep a roof over our heads. However, there are a lot of opportunities available for volunteers, so contact us if you're interested in doing more. </​hidden>​ Q. **I want to be a member, but I don't want to/ don't have time to/ volunteer & stuff. Is that a requirement?​** <​hidden>​A. Once you become a recurring sustaining member, you've done your part, and if that's all you ever do, Great! You're keeping Quelab in existence. We're a volunteer non-profit; simply put, the dues pay the bills… they keep the lights on & keep a roof over our heads. However, there are a lot of opportunities available for volunteers, so contact us if you're interested in doing more. </​hidden>​
  
-Q.**I want to stop being a member?  ​How do I close out my membership?​** <​hidden>​If you set up your membership the recommended way (with recurring payments), you can stop the recurring payments, and your membership will lapse into the next dues period. ​ Of course, the more friendly way is to notify us of your desire. ​ Send a note to info@quelab.net to let us know, and one of those officers with the necessary powers can mark your membership as lapsed/​suspended. ​ We would also appreciate feedback on why Quelab wasn't a good fit for you.  Are there areas we could improve?</​hidden>​+Q.** Sorry, but I want to stop being a memberHow do I close out my membership?​** <​hidden>​If you set up your membership the recommended way (with recurring payments), you can stop the recurring payments, and your membership will lapse into the next dues period. Of course, the more friendly way is to notify us of your desire. Send a note to info@quelab.net to let us know, and one of those officers with the necessary powers can mark your membership as lapsed/​suspended. We would also appreciate feedback on why Quelab wasn't a good fit for you. Are there areas we could improve?</​hidden>​
  
  
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