THIS IS NOT (yet) HACKLAB POLICY. THIS IS A POLICY DRAFT. IT DOES NOT APPLY. KTHXBAI
Sometimes people like to work on projects larger than will fit in their members box. This is okay.
However, to avoid lots of unknown clutter (and the inevitable tears when somebody's project gets thrown away), members are encouraged (required?) to label their projects. Additionally, sometimes projects are abandoned by their owners, leading to more clutter. The Do Not Hack system is designed to make solving these problems easier.
NoDs are not valid unless you have notified the mailing list, ideally with a photograph of the item you have marked.
The DNH system is not an excuse to be petty, or passive-aggressive about clutter. If a member's stuff is a problem, talk to them. The DNH/NoD system is designed to make it *easier* to identify people's stuff, and to allow us to more effectively get rid of the random junk which seems to accumulate in the Hacklab. Don't be a jerk.
The DNH system is *also* not an excuse for unrestricted project storage outside of your Members' box. A “Do Not Hack” sticker does not give you a license for storing anything you want in the lab. Don't take liberties.