ryanobjc at gmail.com
Fri May 4 12:55:41 PDT 2012
Jehan, I think you are mis-reading the situation... The most
aggressive person is not being assigned, they are stepping up and
claiming that 'power'. Aka do-ocracy, anarchist space, etc, etc.
On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Jehan Tremback
<jehan.tremback at gmail.com> wrote:
> That doesn't make any sense in the real world. Who decides who is a hacker,
> and why do they have that power? Right now it seems like the power has been
> assigned to the most aggressive person around at any given moment. It's not
> like the space is ever really packed unless its an event, and if someone is
> "not hacking" (still no actual way to make the judgement), how does it harm
> anyone? I think that the real problem here is people walking around like
> they own the place and can give orders, simply because everyone else is too
> meek say anything when it happens.
> Anyway, I can see the appeal of wanting to keep it a technically focused
> space, but there is no way to enforce this, outside of hex notation door
> passwords (still an awesome idea). It's either a public space, or a private
> club. Both work well. Having random people walking around confronting other
> people like vigilantes (and calling the cops!) does not. I think that the
> members should, at a meeting, look at the circumstances of this incident,
> and ban one of the people involved if necessary.
> On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 12:17 PM, Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:
>> I'd rather we just chucked all the non hackers, homeless, and insane
>> and got back to hacking.
>> On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Jehan Tremback
>> <jehan.tremback at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Has anyone thought of banning people who harass other members
>> > and frivolously involve law enforcement? I wasn't there, but it sounds
>> > like
>> > people I have observed being douches before have taken things to a whole
>> > new
>> > level of doucheyness. Refund the man his membership dues and 86 him.
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