[Noisebridge-discuss] Don't make me turn this hackerspace around
rjpepin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 22:43:28 UTC 2014
On Mar 19, 2014 6:37 PM, "Praveen Sinha" <dmhomee at gmail.com> wrote:
> nb-discuss has had many many long threads on lots of contentious issues at
> noisebridge whether it's sleeping or mercury.
> The discussions on race and gender bring up lots of feelings in people,
> but honestly moderating out these discussions as being somehow "off-topic"
> are, I feel, part and parcel of systemic discrimination in the tech
> industry, whether it happens in open source forums. This thread may have
> been a free for all, but it's also confronting very real issues under the
> surface at NB.
> I for one would really appreciate an explanation of why you chose to shut
> the list down.
> Thanks for your work,
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 9:32 AM, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com>wrote:
>> I have taken the list out of general moderation. You are free to go
>> about your business.
>> This is not your moment to get the last word in on yesterday's
>> arguments. I will individually moderate folks who rekindle those
>> On 18 March 2014 14:40, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com> wrote:
>> > Hi hackers,
>> > In my new apparent role as Noisebridge's fascist dictator, I have put
>> > the discussion list on moderation. This means that nobody gets to
>> > post. This'll last for a few hours or until one of the other
>> > moderators decides to revert it.
>> > Consider yourselves in "time out". I want everyone to think very hard
>> > about what they've done.
>> > Kisses,
>> > -Tom
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