[Noisebridge-discuss] Asking sleepers at Noisebridge to leave.

jarrod hicks hicksu at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 17:41:00 UTC 2013

"I woke up the other two, told them my name, asked if they were members
(they both said they were associate members)."

Thank you for getting people to wake up and hack. It is a difficult task.

Bonus If you know who they are. There are only a few associates right now
and if I am sponsoring a sleeper, I would like to know.

On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 8:37 AM, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:

> I came by the space around 7am this morning and found three people
> sleeping. One guy was in his chair and woke up from the noise of the door
> opening and resumed working at his (opened) laptop.
> Of the other two, one was under blankets curled up in a library chair and
> the other was stretched out over several chairs in Turing classroom with
> the lights off and door closed.
> I woke up the other two, told them my name, asked if they were members
> (they both said they were associate members), and told them that sleeping
> at Noisebridge was not okay and that we have this policy because people
> have abused it before. I didn't ask them to leave.
> I'll do some more sleeper checks, and anyone I find crashing at
> Noisebridge I'm going to ask to leave. When I've done this before, I told
> them they can go home, or get breakfast for an hour and come back, but they
> do have to leave. As in, it's not optional.
> In the past, whenever I don't tell them to leave and simply wake them up,
> when they think I've left they are back asleep a half hour later. Every.
> Single. Time. Telling them to leave is completely necessary.
> Noisebridge has had a no-sleeping policy for years.
> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Sleeping If you see people crashing at
> Noisebridge, wake them up and explain this policy. It sounds simple, but it
> is incredibly hard to do (one kid refused to move off the couch telling me,
> "Well I don't agree with that policy", another guy called me an asshole)
> and it's easy to just ignore it, but that's why it keeps becoming a problem.
> If I find the two guys crashing at Noisebridge again, I'm going to propose
> banning them from the space at the next weekly meeting. In the past, I've
> asked more than one person as many as four occasions to leave. Booting them
> out in the morning does not keep them from sleeping overnight at
> Noisebridge. Banning is completely necessary.
> -Al
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