I’m only debating the definition of a rule that needs to be documented on the wiki. Committee-wide rules should be on the wiki. I’m suggesting that machine-specific rules do not need to be documented on the wiki - unless there is a machine-specific rule that constitutes a bannable offense.
Since many of the committees don’t seem to have a lot of members who either can or will maintain the wiki, a rule that only requires committee-wide rules on the wiki is a good starting place. It’s more than we have now and it’s going to catch the critical items. Requiring every machine-specific rule to be on the wiki is just going to push committees away from documenting anything.
I spend hours, every day maintaining the wiki. I can see that without a careful definition of what needs to be documented on the wiki, there will be a huge amount of effort to maintain trivial rules. Everyone else is free to step up and volunteer some time to do this.
@halachal - which committees do you frequent? You could help maintain all the machine-specific rules that this would include.
Machine-specific signage is adequate for any machine-specific rule. For instance, the Shapeoko has a sign on it that says “no cutting oil”. Come on now … does that really have to be on the wiki? On the other hand, there are committee-wide rules (like No gloves in Machine Shop) that merit documenting on the wiki.
Unless carefully written, the rule proposed above creates a documentation nightmare that doesn’t help anyone do any making.