[Noisebridge-discuss] Problem: people seeing NB as a backup shelter

Jake jake at spaz.org
Mon May 12 20:27:52 UTC 2014

I'm glad you brought this up.  What do you think of this proposal:


   "Noisebridge is open to Members, Associate Members, and guests sponsored
    by same, at all times.  Any person who is not one of the above may be
    asked to leave if no Member or Associate Member present wishes to
    sponsor them at that time, with no other justification being necessary.

    People coming to Noisebridge who don't know anyone should be introduced
    to members who are present so that sponsorship can occur if members
    present choose to do so at that time.  Noisebridge should present
    itself as 'open to public visitors and guests as often as possible'"

this way, you can ask around and see if any Members or Associate Members 
are sponsoring a problem person (who is presumably not one of those) and 
if not, the "process" can be simplified since there is no room for 
argument with the fact that A. they are not a member and B. no member 
present wishes to sponsor their presence.

it takes the wind out of their "but i wasn't actually sleeping" argument.


joeblack wrote:

> I wouldn’t consider myself in any way to be conflict avoidant. I’ve been 
> coming here for 2-3 years on and off and been around for many times 
> someone was waked and asked to leave however. The process is an 
> extremely stressful one that’s mentally draining, similar to trying to 
> rationalize with an irrational person. In fact many times they end up 
> winning out after the person asking them to leave has been worn down 
> during the process. I don’t know about other people but I don’t blame 
> anyone who’s working on something important in which focus is crucial 
> and ruined for a decent period of time by such an encounter. I’m much 
> more a fan of prevention.

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