[Noisebridge-discuss] Close noisebridge, to fix noisebridge

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Sat Jun 1 05:53:19 UTC 2013


Actually, I've been proposing this for a while, but I've been insanely
busy these past few weeks, so haven't been able to move forward on it.

I think we have a good chance of consensus if it's worked out
carefully, and with due attention to everybody.

One question that's been regularly raised is that there's a few more
pressing problems, but my impression is that the low-level homeostasis
is working on those at the same low level as it always does.

d.


On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Martin Bogomolni <martinbogo at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's been expressed more than a few times that there is a cultural
> breakdown happening at noisebridge.   Stuff disappears from the space
> (stolen or otherwise).   The kitchen area is being used for survival
> cooking, not hacking food.   Drug use.   Bad behavior and unwelcome
> activities.
>
> Sometimes, to fix a problem, you need to hit the "reset" button.
>
> You can't change the timing belt in a running engine.   I think the
> same thing holds true for social spaces.   Trying to fix some of these
> things on the fly in a running and working space is a
> nigh-insurmountable task.
>
> I think it would be a good idea to shut the door.  Spend a couple
> weeks having a core crew come in and clean the space top to bottom,
> front to back.   Neaten up the stuff.. bring things up from chaos to
> something more ordered.  Change the locks and the key pattern.  It's
> just a lock.  They are just keys.
>
> Use the time to think about the way the social structure works.  How
> the physical access works.  What it means to be a member vs/ a
> visitor.   Re-evaluate the way things work and how things Could Be
> Made Better(tm).
>
> My $.02.
>
> -M
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