[Noisebridge-discuss] SudoRoom blog puts NB to shame - Re: noisebridge blog - still confused

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Mon Oct 21 15:51:33 UTC 2013

You might have better luck if you follow Rubin's instructions and mail him off-list. Then again, maybe he'll be generous in regards to reading comprehension.


On Oct 21, 2013, at 8:49 AM, Hilaire Nollette <metatecque at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ok, 
> I agree with most of what has been said, the thing is I may be working on  a number of projects at NB, and this may be an excellent opportunity to share my writing talent...
> So you need bloggers...
> I can commit to one article a month.
> Formally Requesting Access to NB Blog, wiki user: metaone
> Thanks,
> Hilaire
> On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
> Romy Snowyla wrote, On 2013-10-20 20:34:
> > Sudoroom has a wordpress blog and they are very generous with giving
> > people access.
> So far in the history of Noisebridge, 13 people have asked for posting
> access to the Noisebridge blog, and all have gotten it. The last person
> to ask for access was Liz Henry in August of 2011. Since then (and
> surprisingly with all this discussion lately) I haven't gotten a single
> email requesting the ability to post to that blog.
> I don't know what you mean by "they are very generous with giving people
> access" and if that's in any contrast towards the Noisebridge blog, but
> from where I'm standing those who've wanted posting access have all
> gotten it, even though none of them are currently posting. Danny made
> some hissy fit about posting and promising to make a post a day or week
> or some such, but along with 4 other authors, hasn't made a single post.
> 13 authors out of 13 requests is the definition of generous to me.
> I think Sudo Room is great and I'm glad that their online presence is so
> active, however I wish they would hurry up and actually build a room
> like their logo.
> > I think it's simpler to admin a Wordpress blog.. But like certain
> > products like the iPhone I guess it might not be as customizable and
> > hack able as the Noisebridge blog :)
> The Noisebridge blog runs off of the WordPress code base (not the same
> as wordpress.com), which is fairly hackable and also (in its current
> state) pretty easy to use.
> > Maybe people need to be selective about access because of spam and
> > troll attacks?
> I setup the blog to feature posts about stuff actually happening in
> Noisebridge. A few people asked in the early days if they could also use
> it for their personal blog, this was discussed, and it was decided that
> it's simply enough for those people to go and grab a free hosted blog
> (like through wordpress.com) then to bog down on resources we're using
> for Noisebridge, and it would have been cumbersome if someone wanted to
> get an RSS feed expecting to see Noisebridge posts only to get content
> not related to Noisebridge.
> Also there was for a while a Planet Noisebridge that features a combined
> feed of other hackers' RSS feeds, but it seems like no one was actually
> reading it and it faded off into the sunset.
> The bar for gaining authorship is fairly low and (aside from emailing
> me), if you've been to Noisebridge, you can most likely make posts. The
> requirements for gaining author access to blog.noisebridge.net are...
> * You're actively making awesome stuff happen in the space
> * The posts you make are about stuff also happening in the space
> * You don't use the blog as a fire hose making more posts then need be
> * You haven't already annoyed the community
> * Send me an email describing the awesome stuff you do in Noisebridge
> and ask for access
> A good rule of thumb is if it'll get posted on the noisebridge-announce
> list, then it could go on the blog too.
> I hope this email addresses everything. With everything I've laid out
> here, I would like to finish saying that it would be lovely to see the
> blog take off again.
> --
> Rubin
> rubin at starset.net
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