Hundreds of people visit Noisebridge every week, and nearly all of them are excellent to each other!
This page lists people who have fucked up, to the point where they are no longer welcome at Noisebridge and may have their pictures posted on the cork board to the left of the elevator (top floor) if they persist in returning.
If you have photos of banned individuals, please e-mail them to noisebridge-discuss.
If you are listed on this page and would like to not be, either because you think you should be welcome at Noisebridge again or because you agree to not return, the best thing to do is probably to email noisebridge-discuss to explain the situation.
|Name||Picture(s), if present||Description|
|Donation Box Thieves||Some thieves were recorded breaking open and stealing right out of the donation box. One of them was Cliff. Super lame. Other names unknown.
Junior is the other donation box thief. He has also been 86'd for other reasons as well.
These scummy guys should be confronted and asked to leave on-sight.
|Adam (Joseph Adam Moore)||aka DieLaughing
Banned by consensus 2013-10-01 for physical assaulting another Noisebridge user and concerning behavior.
|Michael Clift, aka Pirate Mike / Occupirate||Mike voluntarily agreed to leave the space and not come back, but was seen in the space on 7/8/2013 and asked to leave, which he did. https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2013-July/037980.html
Mike was subsequently officially banned by consensus.
|James Leonard, aka James the Advocate||asked to leave, responded with verbose legal threats.
2nd quarter, 2013
|Shawn Landden||Banned by consensus. See here and here. Most Recent Arrest on 4/9/2013 for Assaulting An Officer in Sausalito, Marin County California SEE: Here Photo http://i.imgur.com/vxaV6Ms.jpg
1st quarter, 2013
|Rob 2.0||Around 6 feet. Frequently wears a Giants / Bears baseball cap. Thin, scruffy. Eyes wander around frequently. Kinda looks like Scumbag Steve. Officially banned through consensus — the whole deal. Repeatedly shows up at the space anyway. Kick him out on sight.
|Thief||This guy went into the back classroom and took Rayc's wallet out of his backpack. Rayc saw him with the wallet in his hand and the guy tried to say it was his. He then started running towards the door and was tackled by Jake. We made him show us that nothing was in his pockets, and he kept avoiding the big pocket in the front of his jacket. This pocket turned out to have Sasha's smart phone. During the search his crack pipe fell onto the floor and broke into many pieces. We let him go and told him not to come back.
Photos indicate this occurred June 6th 2011
|Purple||(None)||See the 85 page. Stole from the member's shelves and from me. -- Rayc|
|Nyle||(None)||Male, early 20's, Asian, black beard and hair, 5′ 8″. Please post photo if available.
For more information on Nyle, see 85. Nyle has been spending a whole lot of time at the space recently - perhaps half his days. He never hacks anything and makes no secret of the fact that he never will. Jesse Z and Alan asked him to not come back repeatedly (February - March '12). If he does come back, please escort him out and tell him that he can explain himself at a Tuesday meeting if he would like to.
|Jon(athan)||Jonathan was asked not to come back, due to allegations of organizing illegal activities from within Noisebridge and theft. A few days later, he had a proxy return to the space a few days later on his behalf to retrieve blankets, etc. that he'd apparently stashed in the darkroom. However, what his proxy took was apparently not the blankets that he wanted, and he shortly thereafter came upstairs and went into the darkroom, himself leaving with items that appeared to be bedsheets. The fabric his associate had taken was found in a heap at the bottom of the elevator and returned to the darkroom. Several days later, Jonathan returned to Noisebridge with his hand shoved in a gym bag, claiming he had a gun. He continued pushing past people to get into the main space, screaming constantly about killing everyone and then himself, and that everyone was to leave, or he would kill them all. He also claimed that the cops were hot on his trail and would arrive at Noisebridge at any moment, and that he intended to provoke a suicide-by-cop. Not sure on whether or not he did have a gun, people were not taking a chance as they filed for the exit. However, Derek, Jedi, Rayc, Ben, stayed behind, calling him on his bullshit. Four people swarmed him as he made a b-line sprint for the fire escape. They wrestled him to the floor and removed his bags away from him. Jedi arm barred and escorted Jonathan down the stairs to the sidewalk, bringing him over to the quickly-amassing phalanx of squad cars. Immediate consensus was that he is not welcome in the space again.|
|Ilya||This person named Ilya was behaving irrationally, and confused his own backpack with Patricks, causing suspicion that he was intending to steal things. He also put on Patricks' clothes and said he thought people were allowed to use whatever items were in the space. He had some small, and not particularly valuable, items that he had pocketed, and had stashed random, not valuable, items in the bathroom. He was unable to explain his behavior to Dr. J and was handed over to police, who did not take him into custody, and he was told not to return to Noisebridge.
He was with his brother Alex who did not do anything sketchy and should not be banned. -jake
|Harvey Grossman||Older guy with longish gray hair, who has often come to Noisebridge with bedding, and has used Noisebridge as a home from time to time. He has been asked to leave, and not come back. He has come back anyway. He has a gate key -- if you see him, demand that he give you the key.
Here is a link to the meeting where Harvey was banned:
On 24th September 2014 Harvey attacked Mitch while trying to interfere with the contents of the mailbox. "If you see Harvey ever again, call the police. He bit my thumb tonight to get back the piece of mail he was taking from our mailbox." If you call the SFPD in relation to Harvey cite the case number 140-810-381 in relation to his assaulting Mitch.
|Sid Scott||Caught stealing things from Noisebridge member shelves and hoarding them in the basement. Stole over $1,200 of Circuit_Hacking_Monday gear alone. Was seen re-attempting to gain entry to Noisebridge on 12/10/14|
|Corey Oberdorfer||Pathological liar. Told Noisebridge that he was on the board of Hayhackers, and told Hayhackers that he was secretary of Noisebridge|
|Jean-Jacques||Older guy with white combed over hair. Around 5'10. Jean-Jacques was repeatedly caught hoarding large quantities of personal stuff in Noisebridge and subsequently lying about its removal from the space. This culminated in the discovery that JJ had filled approximately 60 boxes worth of stuff into the crawl space beneath the first floor in the basement, directly after having been given an ultimatum to remove all his personal stuff from the space be banned.|
|David||Late twenties dude, 5'11. Asked to leave repeatedly by Torrie, Rayc, Rubin and Patrick. Refused to leave the space, made all sorts of claims about folks attempting to discredit their opinions about him. Refused to the point of having the police called. Is associated with Pidgeon and Pirate Mike. Not welcome back in the space.|
|Robert Chu (aka Rayc)||Was caught living on top of the building's elevator in February-2014, and was banned for 6 months as a warning. He was caught living in the space again in December-2014. His health problems make it nearly impossible to trust what he will or not do in the future, since we are assuming he is not taking care of himself, and he has come across as severely disruptive to a select few of us in the Noisebridge community as of late. Therefore, Mitch has non-consensually decreed Rayc as unfit to be allowed into Noisebridge ever again, despite the latter's many excellent efforts on behalf of the space over the last several years up to the present and despite a few of his contacts having access to valuable items recently requested for the space; such valuable items as donatable 24 and 48-port Gigabit Ethernet switches, extensive construction material (large boards for multiple kickass library bookcases),...etcetera.|