[Noisebridge-discuss] Associate Membership Extermination

Jake jake at spaz.org
Tue Dec 9 23:49:17 UTC 2014

and no thanks to me, for trying to improve the dismal state of community 
that noisebridge is trapped in.

with the failure to understand Associate Membership, noisebridge has 
embraced the time-tested strategy of offering membership only to those who 
can pay, while assigning all others the status of guest or visitor.

this means that anyone who cares about noisebridge but doesn't have $40 
per month to donate will continue to feel disempowered from confronting 
unexcellent behavior, cleaning up out of a sense of ownership, or making 
changes as part of doocratic participation.  Only the very most entitled 
non-members will feel free to make their mark on noisebridge.

and moneyed hackers around the world will continue their absentee 
membership, holding onto it as a status symbol while never setting foot in 
the space.

it didn't work very well in the past, but fuck it, nobody remembers that.


On Tue Dec 9 Mitch Altman wrote:

Thank you!

> From: tdfischer at hackerbots.net
> To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 18:57:07 -0800
> Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] Associate Membership Extermination
> I went through the wiki a bit ago and wiped out anything that refers to
> Associate Membership.
> Good riddance.
> Apologies if I was overzealous in any do-ocratic editing of the wiki.

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