[Noisebridge-discuss] Upstairs door latch mechanism?

jim jim at systemateka.com
Sat Feb 11 04:52:55 UTC 2012

    It seems you're presuming things about persons using 
the buzzer. How many people who use the buzzer should be 
let in? Seems like "most", to me, based on the people 
I've seen come in that way. 

    How many people shouldn't? How can anyone say? Who 
knows who might "come around" to a hacker's head? 
    And if they don't? What's bad? 

On Fri, 2012-02-10 at 17:12 -0800, Jake wrote:
> This is exactly why it's easier to turn someone away by not buzzing the 
> gate open, than it is to let them in and come all the way up the stairs 
> and then try to turn them back.
> If someone presses the button at the gate and nothing happens, they have 
> no one to be mad at, and they have not already gone up two flights of 
> stairs toward their destination.  No big deal, they will proceed to some 
> other place to hang out.
> -jake
> David Estes wrote:
> > Right, and I am decidedly /not/ a big guy. Imagine me trying to have
> > that conversation, but on the street outside the gate. I don't think it
> > would have gone well.
> Rachel Lyra wrote:
> I've done this, at 3am. someone sort of followed me there from a party
> (incidentally one where they had to eject one of our homeless residents
> for drunkenness).  I'm a smallish female, although i usually wear baggy
> clothes and boots.  It wasn't fun but it worked out ok.  I'm pretty
> assertive though.
> Since our constituency of preferred users includes many people who would
> be uncomfortable with this type of confrontation, we probably want to
> help deal with that!  I think that the more complicated it looks to get
> in, the easier it would be to tell a person trying to follow you in that
> they are not authorized for entry.  By creating a ridiculous rube
> goldberg of Entry we can create a Flying Spaghetti Monster type
> authority to appeal to when denying someone entry.  THE SCIENCE-DEITIES
> R.
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