[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge is now Members and their Guests only, 24/7 please read and learn about it
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Thu Oct 31 07:58:19 UTC 2013
orwell turns in his grave with snagglepuss laugh.
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On 10/30/13, Kevin Schiesser <bfb at riseup.net> wrote:
> On 10/30/2013 10:32 PM, Jake wrote:
>> To be clear, I never proposed a policy with limited hours. That
>> aspect was introduced and passed without me and I watched as it failed
>> to do what I had hoped to achieve. So I proposed removing that aspect
>> of it and putting it the way I had originally intended it.
>> I felt that the 11PM "closing time" concept was really bad, even
>> though people liked some aspects of it, it had too much negative
>> results and it had to go.
>> i'm actually shooting for a shift in the way people access the space,
>> to encourage more connection between people who choose to become
>> Members or Associate Members, and those who want to use the space
>> without joining anything. The latter (and new people in off the
>> street) will hopefully have a better connection to the community so
>> they can participate better, as opposed to the total atomization that
>> was happening up until now.
>> On Wed, 30 Oct 2013, Jeffrey Carl Faden wrote:
>>> In fairness about criticizing this new policy... another policy was
>>> in play
>>> for only a few weeks and it was already overruled without giving it
>>> the three
>>> months allotted to see if it improved the space.
>>> Yes, people were complaining about it, but people are also
>>> complaining about
>>> this, aren't they?
>>> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>> The front page of the website is a wiki. You can edit it if you
>>> think it needs to change. When did you stop being a hacker?
>>> This policy hasn't been in effect a full day yet, and yet you're
>>> full of criticism for it with ZERO constructive suggestions.
>>> [insert joke about constructing bunk beds here]
>>> as for killing the goose that lays the golden eggs, apparently
>>> more people believe that to be true about people who refused for
>>> so long to do anything about the downhill slide that noisebridge
>>> has been in for a long time. Geese can die from lack of care you
>>> As for being surprised that members passed this, another way to
>>> word it is that after weeks of discussion about this issue, all of
>>> the members who decided to show up agreed that it needed to be
>>> problems are not solved by blocking or criticising efforts.
>>> Problems are solved by making changes until things work better.
>>> As for noisebridge's public image, I empower you to publicize the
>>> subtle concept that the general public is welcome to stop by and
>>> that they will almost certainly be invited in and given a proper
>>> introduction and tour, and that we are eager to see them.
>>> While you're at it please tell them that we are working hard to
>>> replace our current perception by the public as a place you would
>>> never WANT to go with one where you WILL want to go and hack. And
>>> if you refuse to recognize the reality that the golden eggs don't
>>> WANT to go to noisebridge because of its radical inclusivity,
>>> you're ignoring a lot of people's opinions.
>>> On Wed, 30 Oct 2013, Leif Ryge wrote:
>>> 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
>>> 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.
>>> Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
>>> Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
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> As one of the few people at the meeting with opposition to both limiting
> access to Noisebridge and creating an Associate Member role...
> Many concerns were raised at the meeting, and I have listed some on the
> notes page.
> In addition to substantive concerns, process was also discussed. The
> response I heard was that only ~4 members have been able to attend
> Noisebridge meetings for the last couple months and this proposal has
> been discussed for several weeks already.
> I have been urging patience and questioning the urgency of many
> consensus decisions at Noisebridge. Recalling proposals to amend
> consensus for de-membership to mean consensus minus two, to ban Pigon,
> and to limit access.
> As Tom pointed out, we spent two hours in discussion. Even after, I
> suggested that we bring the amended text back next week. I was the only
> person at the meeting with this position. We agreed, as Rachel wrote,
> that "Noisebridge is hacking itself".
> At the meeting.. concerns were heard, responded to, and amendments were
> Conservative consensus moved very quickly on a decision that radically
> changes the way humans will interact with Noisebridge. (Note that there
> must be a better way to create opportunity for greater feedback and
> participation than what went down over that last month or so on the
> mailing list and at the Tuesday meeting. Link's proposal to set a quorum
> is preventative.)
> I remain concerned that limiting access will not benefit Noisebridge,
> but am optimistic that if this becomes clear we will act quickly.
> Emphasis be made that if one person is asked to leave as not-a-member,
> associate member or guest there off, all should be asked to leave. Truth
> be told, I have never seen the Noisebridge roster of members in good
> standing and could not refute anyone's claim that they are a member.
*~the quieter you become, the more you are able to hear...*
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