[Noisebridge-discuss] Questions and Concerns with the Proposal to Strike All Members from the Roles

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Tue Oct 14 17:08:04 UTC 2014

I feel that some of your questions and concerns can be addressed by doing some 
noisebridge spelunking. Here's a mention of bootstrapping membership from Ye 
Age of Myth:


And the work done by the previous Membership Team:


Here's some various links to discuss:




On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 04:39:23 PM kjs wrote:
> Dear Noisebridge,
> It was proposed last week that Noisebridge should strike all members
> from the roles [0]. The reasons stated include [1]:
> 1) We have 40 or so people who essentially have, "stock options in a job
> they never show up to work for".
> 2) The only power w/ membership is consensus-blocking ability. The
> observed behavior is people sending in "proxy blocks" without having
> been present for discussion. Some are great, some are bullshit.
> 3) What does it mean to have 50ish members that never show up or who pop
> in every now and again?
> My questions and concerns:
> 1) To add a new member to the roles requires two member sponsors and the
> consensus of Noisebridge. What's the kernel to repopulate the member
> roles w/o members to consense on new ones?
> 2) With regard to number 2 above, I need some more convincing that
> Noisebridge has seen sufficient numbers of bullshit proxy blocks to
> warrant the proposed action. Can we produce a list documenting proxy
> blocks in the past year? And scrutinize the list to discern the bullshit
> proxy blocks from the good proxy blocks?
> 3) What is consensus with a quorum of zero?
> Sincerely,
> A concerned denizen of the Peoples' Republic of Nosiebridge
> [0] https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Current_consensus_items
> [1] https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2014_10_07

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