[Noisebridge-discuss] Consensus item for next week - Member- & Guest- Only Hours

rachel lyra hospodar rachelyra at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 16:18:24 UTC 2011

My use case for noisebridge:
I joined discuss first, to get a feel for the place before coming by in

I started coming around to help rachel m and jonathan moore with a maker
faire project last year. They gave me a key.

I hacked the motherfucking planet. Miloh and I pulled many late nights
working on my very first arduino project, a wireless wearable mouse touchpad
made out of fabric. This was, everyone told me, a very ambitious first
project. I could not have done it without working all night for many nights
in the pressure cooker of 2am.  Neither miloh or I were members at the time.

Fast forward about 9 months. Someone that I was skeptical about was inducted
as a member. I decided if I cared so much I should be in a position to block
consensus.  I joined noisebridge.

I came to hack, without membership, and joined for the one priveledge that
membership affords.  Maybe this background makes me biased but I can say
with some certainty that if this rule had existed then I would not be as big
a part of the NB community today.  One of the big problems I have with using
techshop as a workspace is that you can't have guests.

To a person who works a day job, stopping work at midnight might seem
reasonable. Everyone has different schedules, though, and I think that late
nights are the easiest time to get uninterrupted work done.

The reason I became a member was to add my voice to noisebridge's evolution.
I believe this step would be in the wrong direction.  Our first rule is wise
and all-encompassing. It would be a shame to make a second rule that was
narrow-sighted and unenforceable.

On Jul 13, 2011 8:15 AM, "Rubin Abdi" <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
> Al Sweigart wrote, On 20110713 010030:
>> What I worry will happen is that we will be on top of this problem for
>> a month, then forget about it, and then have it come up again six
>> months from now. It's way easier to make it a regular routine for
>> nonmembers to leave at 11pm or midnight than it is having people come
>> in at 6am to check for sleepers. And if people have in mind a that
>> Noisebridge closes at 11pm, they won't have it on their mental list of
>> late night party spaces.
> The idea of making people leave simply because they're a non-member is
> not selling it for me.
> --
> Rubin Abdi
> rubin at starset.net
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