[Noisebridge-discuss] asked Matthew P. to leave

Hannah Grimm dharlette at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 15:40:17 UTC 2014

That sounds awful; it doesn't matter whether we've explained to him our
community standards, looking up women's skirts without their permission is
not acceptable behavior *anywhere*, and someone who would treat you with
that amount of disrespect does not deserve to be a part of this community.
 If you choose to ask for a permanent ban, I'm behind you 100%.


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 12:32 AM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I had to ask a young Russian fellow to leave this evening at roughly
> 11:15pm.  He left without complaint.  The full story follows:
> In a random conversation after the meeting, at which this guy had been
> obviously distracted and seemingly drunk, he professed to have been at
> Noisebridge for 5 or 6 days straight, 24 hours a day.
> I said "that's not cool".  He replied, "it IS cool."   A lot more of
> that kind of dialog took place, and Josh (the tall Josh with the
> guitar) came into the conversation.
> It turned out this was also his first time at Noisebridge.  We gave
> him the benefit of the doubt, that no one had yet schooled him on what
> we consider Excellent behavior.
> However, his behavior was, as several put it, "creepy" and "erratic".
> His eyes were bugged out and he couldn't seem to control his facial
> expressions.  He repeatedly told Josh, "I'm not even listening to what
> you're saying", as if that was an acceptable conversational tool.
> The breaking point for me was when, in the middle of my offering him a
> "deal", he looked up my skirt and stuck out his tongue and giggled.
> I felt like slapping him, but instead I asked Josh, JC, and [helpful
> fellow who does Burning Man related stuff] to back me up in asking him
> to leave.
> I asked this guy to leave, and he did so quietly, without complaint.
> I did not tell him to come back to a Tuesday meeting; we just
> entreated him to get some sleep.
> Duly reported to the community,
> Naomi
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