[Noisebridge-discuss] Associate Members Sponsorship

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Sat Nov 16 22:50:01 UTC 2013

More lack of reading on my part... looks like I can sponsor since I've been
a member since before Tuesday. Cool.


On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 2:48 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com>wrote:

> Oh jeez! This is all due to lack of reading comprehension on my part. I
> saw a list of four people, and saw it as people sponsoring her, instead of
> people she sponsored. And I completely glossed over the "Category: Members"
> at the bottom. Don't mind me!
> But hey! Now I learned that I can sponsor people for associate
> membership... so long as I show up at a Tuesday meeting in-person first?
> On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 2:42 PM, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com>wrote:
>> [Was “Looking for Associate Members sponsors”. Forking thread.]
>> Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com> wrote on 2013-11-16:
>> > I see Alex Glowaski also signed off, which just makes me want to
>> clarify -
>> > can associate members sponsor others? Or just members?
>> tl;dr: Associate members can sponsor other associate members, but only
>> after the sponsor has been an associate member during a Tuesday
>> meeting.
>> We agreed to operate this way during the [2013-11-05 meeting][0],
>> though I'm not certain how well-represented it is in the meeting
>> notes. This was primarily to allay Monad's concerns that there would
>> not be sufficient limits on how fast we could see new associate
>> members. Monad was concerned about hypothetical cabal of associate
>> members who collaborated to add many more associate members. Those
>> present disagreed about this hypothetical risk, but compromised on
>> this sponsorship procedure.
>> Related to this, we've begun congratulating all the new associate
>> members on Tuesdays, during the membership section of the meeting.
>> Last meeting, there was just Jarrod (nice work Jarrod!), but hopefully
>> we'll have a bunch more new associates to congratulate this coming
>> week!
>> I'd also like to note that Merlin is a member, as she's noted on [her
>> wiki user page][1]. Jeffrey, I assume you thought she was an associate
>> member?
>> I've updated the [membership page][2] on the wiki, and I think it's
>> currently accurate. If you see any mistakes, things that need
>> changing, or typos and whatnot, please make make notes on the talk
>> page. You should also comment on the talk page if it's unclear, or if
>> things I've said here confuse rather than clarify. Please don't edit
>> the page itself though: we should review new sets of changes at a
>> meeting.
>> Thanks,
>> -Tom
>> --
>> [0]: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2013_11_05
>> [1]: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/User:The_merlin
>> [2]: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Membership
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