[Noisebridge-discuss] Casey Callendrello comment rated +1 by Giovanni Re. Tag: Avoiding NB antipatterns. - Re: Omar: Please don't "re-build" the network

giovanni_re john_re at fastmail.us
Mon Oct 21 19:30:33 UTC 2013

Great post, Casey!  :)

I suggest you get the heart of this somewhere prominent on the nb wiki.
A "Things for NB Newbies to know, do, & not do".
Link that from the nb home page.


On Mon, Oct 21, 2013, at 11:28 AM, Casey Callendrello wrote:
> Omar,
> I see you are planning to re-do the network, according to your wiki
> page[1]. I am personally asking you not to do this. What you propose is
> already how the network is configured.
> Noisebridge operates on a do-ocracy principle, yes, but that does not
> trump the One Rule of Excellence. I am saying now, that a lot of people
> will find it very unexcellent if you rip out some carefully constructed,
> critical infrastructure.
> Nobody is claiming the network is perfect. When bikeshed refused to boot
> for a few days, that sucked. However, the solution is not to eliminate
> everything. The solution is to identify problems with the existing
> infrastructure, then fixing those. Can you please list what you think
> needs to be fixed?
> There is an anti-pattern we've seen a few times here at Noisebridge,
> where occasionally people newly join our community and try and "fix"
> everything they see is "broken" at once. These people either burn out,
> supernova out, or are banned. Please take it slowly.
> Thank you,
> --Casey
> 1: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/New_Network
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