[Noisebridge-discuss] Let's talk about: Noisebridge Membership

Kevin bfb at riseup.net
Thu Mar 27 15:50:51 UTC 2014

On March 27, 2014 7:41:32 AM PDT, spinach williams <spinach.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 27, 2014 3:31 AM, "Al Sweigart" <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I know it doesn't look like it to you, but I am bending over
> backwards
> trying to accommodate you and every other critic. And I will continue
> to
> bend over even more:
> you are not bending over backwards (if ever there were a metaphor in
> need
> of being taken out back and shot, it's "bending over backwards"),
> you're
> barely considering anyone's actual words and moving forward with all
> you're
> doing at as brisk a pace as possible.
> >Kevin keeps declaring that the board doesn't have the support of the
> membership because we didn't win with a -large enough- majority.
> for example, this repeated claim of goalpost moving (another tortured
> metaphor, poor thing) as if turnout wasn't fifty percent and the
> process
> want called out as being rushed and too quiet by people who are not
> kevin.
> as if mitch hasn't just voiced his own concerns, on list, which he'd
> already voiced to you privately.you keep speaking as though only one
> or two
> people object when that is clearly not the case -- this
> mischaracterizes
> the opposition entirely, and doing so while claiming you're going
> through
> so many pains to move the conversation forward is nothing short of
> emotionally manipulative. that is unethical and that is acting in bad
> faith.you can stop anytime.
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I Generally pipe Al to /dev/null for good health, but the misunderstanding now is to great. My concerns are summarized. 

1. The process the board followed, acting rashly, without consulting one of five, is bad faith. 

2. The facade of a discussion is bad faith. 

3. On Tuesday I wanted to discuss Tom's abuse of power at Noisebridge. Instead, my forum for engaging the community was removed, also in bad faith. My requests for mediation have gone unanswered for over two weeks. 

4. The board presents as not accountable to anyone. I don't care how many votes you recieved, that's not community building. 


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