[Noisebridge-discuss] I want NoiseBridge to change.

Nicholas Granado ngranado at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 07:44:44 UTC 2012

i'm relatively new to the space (started back in Oct. 2010), but have been
showing up more consistently in the past 2 months or so (esp. at night).
just recently (within the last couple of weeks) there's been a huge
difference in the energy at noisebridge. it's really great!

perhaps one way to ensure there's a consistent amount of quality (in the
people) is to have some kind of "bar". i'm thinking analogous to how the
greek system in universities have a rush where applicants have to prove
they want to belong and meet the bar. it wouldn't have to be extreme or
anything (thank you sir may i have another) but more like you have to
complete at least one project within a certain period of time ... and help
improve the space in some physically noticeable way ... etc. etc. we'd have
to come up with a bunch of criteria that make sense.

what i'm getting at here is that there doesn't seem to be any kind of bar.
so with the flood gates wide open it's kind of tough to not allow ANYONE to
just walk right in. if that's a requirement that we allow anyone to come
into the space, we could do that thru hosting "public" nights where anyone
can come by (think frat parties).

i do see the need to do something about the "quality issue". if it's not
addressed noisebridge will dwindle and not meet it's full potential. i
think we can all agree we don't want to see that happen.


On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM, Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher at gmail.com>wrote:

> "Care extra special hard" is not a solution. We've had these problems
> in oscillation since we moved into our current digs; and I believe
> they're a structural problem caused by the interaction of our scale
> and our government system. I'm tired of this nonsense. I'd like to fix
> it.
> That's the question I'm asking the existing membership; are we willing
> to actually change the structure of noisebridge?
> There've been many proposals put forth. Is there will to make them
> happen? do we have even rough consensus that we want to?
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM, Wladyslaw Zbikowski
> <embeddedlinuxguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 6:36 PM, Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Instead, I'm going to ask, who else wants it to change?
> >
> > I do. Crutcher, I encourage you to talk with specific people you see
> > at the space who you have concerns about. If it's a clear case of
> > someone who shouldn't be there, ask them to leave. If it's not clear,
> > talk to others you trust and try to build a clearer picture before
> > confronting them. If no one else has an opinion, post to the 85 page
> > and start a discussion. It's not an instant process, but in the past
> > four days I have seen a marked increase in the hacker-to-slacker
> > ratio, especially at night. We have a ways to go, but the main thing
> > we need right now is more good people on site at all hours, to
> > displace the bad.
> >
> > This is your space; hackers have priority here. If someone is using a
> > couch or a table to clean out their marijuana jars and you'd like to
> > use it, tell them to move the fuck aside or get the fuck out. You're
> > not doing anyone any favors by politely pretending their presence is
> > not a problem.
> --
> Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher at gmail.com>
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