[Noisebridge-discuss] 90 Day "Ban" on banning people.

Al Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 03:44:22 UTC 2014

This is a sample of people who have been banned from the space (from the
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/86 page):

"This guy went into the back classroom and took Rayc's wallet out of his
backpack. Rayc saw him with the wallet in his hand and the guy tried to say
it was his. He then started running towards the door and was tackled by

"Banned by consensus 2013-10-01 for physical assaulting another Noisebridge

"Stole from the member's shelves and from me."

"Several days later he returned to Noisebridge with his hand shoved in a
gym bag, claiming he had as he continued pushing past people to get into
the main space, screaming constantly about killing eveyone and then

These are not people you want to have stay away from the space for "a
while". You want them permanently gone.

And anyway, I see no reason why the "drama" from proposing a person be
banned for 180 days will be any less than proposing a person be banned


On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 3:28 PM, The Batkid <batkid at gmx.com> wrote:

> I do not think that makes much sense.
> A large fraction of the bans proposed are from a person who was living in
> the space.
> There is a very low chance of them passing.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: John Ellis
> Sent: 02/23/14 12:07 PM
> To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] 90 Day "Ban" on banning people.
> This is getting to be way too much drama.
> IMO We should put all permanent bans on hold for 90 days. Having people
> take a break for a period of time (Up to 180 Days) is still an available
> option.
> -John
> [1] https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Current_Consensus_Items
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