[Noisebridge-discuss] picking up washing machine Sunday

girlgeek girlgeek at wt.net
Mon Apr 9 09:49:39 UTC 2012

As I remember, at the start of this discussion it was noted that the 
washing machine doesn't work, "maybe all it needs is a belt."  A little 
question, who is intending to put it into working order?
On 4/8/2012 11:19 AM, Will Sargent wrote:
> You do know that there are two years worth of paper towels in the 
> bathrooms right now?
> Worst case scenario is more oogles, but the most likely case is 
> another piece of junk in Noisebridge that doesn't work right and 
> serves no useful purpose.
> Will.
> On Sunday, April 8, 2012, Andy Isaacson wrote:
>     On Sat, Apr 07, 2012 at 11:32:06PM -0700, xone wrote:
>     > Seriously?  Is there any possibility this can be brought up in a
>     > weekly meeting before it is brought into Noisebridge, or at the very
>     > least before it's hooked up and turned on?
>     I think that a lot of people expressed possible concerns about
>     possible
>     misuse of a washing machine.  If it gets misused, then I'm wholly in
>     favor of it going away.  But I think it'll not be much of a
>     problem, and
>     it *solves* a problem that I know we do routinely have.
>     I'm biased in favor of action rather than ongoing discussion,
>     especially
>     discussion of possible problems rather than concrete problems.
>     The worst case after "washing machine shows up" is "somebody washes
>     something with it".  If that turns into a problem, then by all means,
>     let's solve and/or discuss the problems.  But I don't have a ton of
>     patience for "I'm afraid that something might possibly become a
>     problem".
>     I'd be more willing to discuss it interminably if the possible
>     consequences were more severe; for example I wouldn't support a
>     similar
>     "do it and see if it becomes a problem" for things that might cause
>     someone to be arrested or lose their job or get unintentionally
>     divorced.  If there's a concern along those lines, I'm sorry that I
>     missed it and would be happy to discuss it, but if the concerns
>     are "it
>     might be loud" and "some homeless guy might decide to hang out at
>     Noisebridge because we have a free washing machine", let's try it and
>     see.
>     Thanks,
>     -andy
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