[Noisebridge-discuss] Entry & Security

girlgeek girlgeek at wt.net
Sat Feb 11 03:35:57 UTC 2012

I certainly wasn't criticizing the video.  It's awesome.
Last meeting, with all that mass of members.....There were a half dozen 
oogles on the couches, not hacking, not doing any harm.  NO ONE 
(including me) invited them to leave.
I had the distinct feeling that they were waiting for the place to clear 
out so that they could get some sleep.

On 2/10/2012 5:17 PM, Jake wrote:
> the answer to your very valid question is that at least with the video 
> at the door, people can make an informed decision whether to let 
> someone in or not.  If the person looking at the monitor decides that 
> it's a fine time to invite a young oogle with his backpack & dog into 
> the space, they can decide to buzz them in.
> if the person in the space doesn't think it's a good time, because 
> there were recently problems with that sort of thing, they have the 
> option of deciding not to buzz the person in.
> ants, being very social creatures, have a great method for deciding 
> what food to bring home.  When an ant finds a food they like, they 
> bring it home (in their stomach) and leave a trail of tiny deposits of 
> the food leading back to where they found it.
> When an ant is leaving the nest in search of food, they can sample the 
> various trails leading away from the nest and use their own judgement 
> as to which trails to follow, or which to ignore.
> We at noisebridge have the option to do the same;  make our own 
> decisions about who we let in, based on our own judgement and knowledge.
> By the way, please remember that the alternative to the video monitor 
> is having ZERO visual information about who is buzzing the door.
> -jake
> Claudia wrote:
> Excluding the couple of people who have been ostracized by consesus
> meeting......
> In the history of Noisebridge how many people have been refused entry?
> My guess is maybe 2.
> What about video at the door is going to convince anyone upstairs to
> refuse entry to a young oogle with his backpack & dog in tow?
> -Claudia
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