[Noisebridge-discuss] Sunday morning sleeper.

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 17:25:13 UTC 2013

So I've been meaning to ask - how has the new associate membership idea
been working? One of the main drives of the concept was to prevent sleeping
by only allowing members or vouched guests in, but this seems to have

It's a failure on my part as well as on any other associate member who has
entertained people in the space but not asked them to leave along with
them. I don't think any of my students are sleeping at the space after
classes, but I haven't been explicitly asking anyone to leave. I either
don't feel comfortable, or simply forget to ask.

If people are feeling safer and the amount of violence and drug abuse has
gone down, then that's enough to warrant keeping these policies in place.
But if the limited-hours approach was shot down in order for associate
membership to take its place, it certainly seems less effective in
preventing sleepers.

On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure if there are any members who say they are fine with people
> crashing overnight at Noisebridge (please speak up if you are. I think Leif
> maybe? Or maybe he thinks napping is fine but overnight sleeping isn't?
> Either way, I don't want to speak for him.) As for the sleepers themselves,
> I think one has been an associate member, but the rest aren't members. And
> by far the majority of people who come to Noisebridge don't sleep here
> themselves.
> Meanwhile, the opposition to people sleeping at the space is pretty vocal
> and consistent. The hacker stackers were taken down because they weren't
> just being used for naps. Don't confuse the exception for the rule.
> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 8:44 AM, spinach williams <
> spinach.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
>> clearly, the community thinks different things about it, because part of
>> the community is still doing it
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