[Noisebridge-discuss] A discussion about negative energies

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Thu Dec 11 20:18:50 UTC 2014

Hei, Noisebridge.

Tuesday night, we were going to try and have a productive discussion about 
what it'd take to keep the space open, which I decided to move to discuss@ 
here so everyone can participate and sort it out.

Theres another half to this story, where RAYC has been reacting incredibly 
negatively to any mention that the space might be closed, including going to 
great lengths to demonize those of us who participated in the SSWG discussion 
on Monday night by spreading word that an elitist class of people at 
Noisebridge are throwing a coup and want to shut down the space at all costs.

For quite some time, I've been trying to stay late with RAYC and act as a 
conflict steward to encourage more open discussion between these apparent 
cliques of people in the space. Things hit an inflection point on Tuesday night 
when RAYC stormed out of the meeting exclaiming that he "couldn't take it".

I really really hate dragging any sort of drama onto the mailing list, but I'm 
informing the community that I'm stepping down from that role as well. I don't 
have the bandwidth to manage the tenuous relationships between RAYC and, well, 
everyone else who thinks he should take a break. Tuesday night him and I went 
for a walk and had a positive discussion wherein he'd take a vacation from 
Noisebridge since it gives him so much anxiety and frustration to deal with 
the space although he refuses to acknowledge any listing of external 
indications that this is the case.

I'm dropping this hot and radioactive potato and hoping that someone else at 
the space is able to get RAYC to go on vacation, even if we need to resort to 
coming to capital-C consensus on a ban. Let me know when that happens, since 
I'm totally burnt out of that and wanting to just shut up and hack instead of 
talk about ~~feelings~~.

Hackerspaces are hard, yo.

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