[Noisebridge-discuss] Wade asked to leave

Liz Henry lizhenry at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 23:17:50 UTC 2013

I am glad Wade was asked to leave, but it is behavior like this that
happened for who knows how long before he was asked to leave, that makes me
now reluctant to recommend Noisebridge to new people.

My concern is mainly that the cultural norms of Noisebridge have shifted
too far over to the side of tolerating this and similar behavior, to the
extent that more and more people who behave in more considerate ways are
avoiding the space.

The few times I have been coming round this month during the day time
everythnig was quiet and nice, relatively clean even, and people were
working on things and acting respectful of each other.  At night it felt
different, not good or safe. And the early morning was like people sponge
bathing in the washroom and sleeping off hangovers, not a good vibe at
all.   While I know there are good things happening and lots of people are
working to fix the culture in general and people's expectations of how they
can behave I am feeling  worried about the overall trend.

I feel fairly certain, also, that many other incredibly fucking sketchy
things are happening that no one is telling about, because they feel like
it will be annoying on the list, will make NB look bad, or whatever. Even
because the witnesses to it don't email or read the list. That sort of
thing means that I can't trust or judge whether it is safe or not. Because
I can't trust that bad behavior will be responded to, much less reported.
I used to give out Noisebridge keys to other women with pride and
happiness. Lately I still give them out but with a lot of apologies,
warnings, explanations, and some sadness.  I hope that can change.

- liz

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> I am starting to realize that this is the same person who actually set up
> a tent in Church classroom.  Like actually put up a tent.
> He had been writing music in puredata at his little home in the
> SEM/science room since then.  He says the sharps container (with a few
> needles in it) that's sitting on the SEM (scanning electron microscope) is
> not his and it was already there.
> He was pretty drunk by the end of the meetings on tuesday.
> I gave him a door code before i realized any of this.  I have commented
> out his code.
> I would like to hear more about what else he did before being asked to
> leave.  I can't say i'm surprised at all.
> -jake
> Curtis Gagliardi wrote:
> What happened?  He seemed like a decent guy when I met him.
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 12:44 PM, jarrod hicks <hicksu at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>  Wade has been asked to leave the space by Dan and return to a meeting.
>> He has left and may return to the meeting.
>> Wade just recently started coming to the space and even attended the
>> most recent Tuesday meeting. He has brown hair stands about 5'6" and
>> has been mostly wearing a bright yellow shirt. He has been working on
>> a Pirate Radio station in the DJ booth east of church.
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Liz Henry
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