[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge Executive Director

Zedd Epstein zedd.00 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 10:12:37 UTC 2010

Those two issues weren't brought up until today. Now that people have
brought them up, we'll deal with them. The proof is in the ED nominations
page (https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/ED_Nominations).

On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 1:50 AM, Sai Emrys <noisebridge at saizai.com> wrote:

> Attempting to rephrase Christie, to demonstrate a bit of empathy
> rather than just arguing:
> The majority of people are satisficing* here. Mitch is good, therefore
> they think it's not worth bothering to look elsewhere.
> Christie is primarily wanting either of two things AFAICT:
> a) to optimize the choice of ED by comparing more candidates and
> picking the best overall
> b) to prevent groupthink behavior, a priori
> People are responding by trying to counter her objections to Mitch,
> and ignoring those desiderata. What she wants is to have a real
> discussion about other options.
> I think neither of these goals is harmful to NB to do, and they should
> be at least mildly beneficial, so why not humor her? Enough about
> Mitch, everyone knows who he is etc. That ain't going anywhere for a
> week.
> Please talk about other people, like Mikolaj, who's accepted zir
> nomination and might well make a great ED too. Mikloaj is local
> (IIRC), shows up a lot, and appears not to be a serial killer or
> anything like that. ;-)
> Bashing heads is IME less productive than actually displaying some
> empathy and negotiating...**
> - Sai
> * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satisficing - cogsci stuff. tl;dr:
> going for "good enough" rather than "best"
> ** Am I the only one who has to keep fighting a reflex to point at how
> this is yet another case of framing conflicts?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Framing_%28social_sciences%29
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