The Tidy Space Policy at the Artifactory is designed to keep the space clear so that people can hack on awesome things without tripping over or accidentally damaging other peoples awesome things. There are a few components to this system that is largely borrowed from Pumping Station One so have a quick read of this page to make sure you are familiar with how the system works.
The space is big, really big, You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemists, but that's just peanuts to the space. Well, OK, that's an overstatement but the joke was worth it.
Suffice to say the Artifactory is a bit too big to manage as one single contiguous block so we have divided it into areas, each of which has an Area Host, this volunteer is the person who uses their own time to ensure that a part of this awesome communal workshop is ready for hacking when needed.
This is always subject to change, as the space evolves and mutates the list of areas will change.
When you leave your project in the space (And not in member storage), we call this parking, and just like in the city, in order to park a project you need a parking permit, and if you don't have one you might get a parking ticket.
The green tag is a parking permit and can only be issued by the appropriate area host, the tag will have an expiration date on it as well as the contact information for the project owner.
The yellow tag is basically a request for a parking permit that you can attach to your project if the appropriate area host is not around, if there is no problem with your project being parked where it is then the area host will replace the tag with a green one.
The red tag is a parking ticket, it means that a project has been parked without a green or yellow tag or has remained beyond the expiry of its green tag, if your project has been red tagged then you have 72 hours to remove the project or get a green tag for it. If you are genuinely unable to take care of the items in question within 72 hours then alternate arrangements can be made with the area host.
There are a few places in the space that we absolutely need to keep clear, these consist primarily of the designated walkways and emergency exits that have to remain clear to comply with fire safety and access regulations. Projects stored, even temporarily in a tow-away zone will be moved and immediately issued with a red tag.
Projects that have been issued with a red tag that has not been resolved will be moved to LIMBO.
LIMBO is where projects or materials go en route to their ultimate fate, whether that be to a members home or to the skip bin. For anything to enter LIMBO it must have a white LIMBO tag attached noting when it was placed in LIMBO and who is responsible for it.