[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge is now Members and their Guests only, 24/7 please read and learn about it

Leif Ryge leif at synthesize.us
Wed Oct 30 20:01:30 UTC 2013

On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:41:14AM -0700, Jake wrote:
> in every practical way nothing has changed at all.
> [...]
> Noisebridge continues to be open to the public 24/7 just as it always was.

Do you actually believe those two statements? I almost expect you to say "not
wittingly" next!

The front page of the website now says "Noisebridge is open 24/7 to Members,
Associate Members and guests thereof".

It seems pretty obvious that people who don't know anyone there would, upon
reading that, get the impression that they can't just drop in. I think most
people (by a large margin) who have done awesome stuff at Noisebridge didn't
know anyone physically present the first times they visited the space. So, I
think this policy will have a significant negative impact.

As I've said before, I think you're killing the goose that lays golden eggs.

I am especially disappointed that this extremely drastic change was adopted at
a meeting with only four members present. I hope the membership of Noisebridge
will reconsider this.

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