[Noisebridge-discuss] a safe space, what does it mean to you?

Ronald Cotoni setient at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 02:30:48 UTC 2014

An interesting thing has happened.  When that was tried a month or so ago
in the space, the non members just created wiki pages and got someone to
vouch for them who was in the space thus having the system.
On Feb 25, 2014 6:27 PM, "Jake" <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> > On Feb 25, 2014 6:09 PM, "Jake" <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>> > > To be clear, i am saying that I feel that by making noisebridge safe
>> > for people who are obnoxious and combative, and who abuse the space, > we
>> make it unsafe for hacking and more and more hackers don't even > have the
>> energy to deal with it anymore.
>> On Tue, 25 Feb 2014, Ronald Cotoni wrote:
>> Exactly this.  Let's fix it.  It can be done if we sit down and apply
>> some logic and some ideas from other organizations.
> I have already sat down and done everything i'm going to do.  I presented
> a system awhile ago by which nobody is allowed in noisebridge unless they
> are sponsored by a member, and that is in place now as far as i know.
> That means that members should be asking people to leave unless they are
> members (formerly associate members) or unless they want to sponsor them at
> that time.  If you want to soften the blow of asking someone to leave, give
> them a short tour first and invite them to come back at a meeting or party
> when there are more people present who might want to sponsor them.
> If people are not going to do that, noisebridge will continue to be
> inhabited by obnoxious people looking for free housing in SF, whose only
> skill is being more persistant, agressive, and shameless than the people
> whose task it is to keep the space safe for productive hacking activities.
> I am calling out the people who have the power to make things better, and
> are instead sitting on their hands or worse, obstructing others who want to
> make the space a better place by kicking out people who don't belong.
> -jake
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