[Noisebridge-discuss] Associate Membership Extermination

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Wed Dec 10 00:00:29 UTC 2014


Jake, I understand that you're frustrated that things are happening at 
Noisebridge while you're busy with other things, but do you really need to 
shit all over our honest efforts with this non-constructive vitriol?

I recognize the absurity of feeding this troll, but I think calling out 
unexcellence needs to happen from time to time. You've made it quite clear 
that you're not happy with Noisebridge and venting frustrations to discuss@ 
benefits absolutely nobody.

Like, who actually goes to a hackerspace's public and incredibly widely-known 
mailing list for support like this? If you want to talk about things 
constructively, let me know. I live just minutes away from Sudo Room.

On Tuesday, December 09, 2014 03:49:17 PM Jake wrote:
> and no thanks to me, for trying to improve the dismal state of community
> that noisebridge is trapped in.
> 
> with the failure to understand Associate Membership, noisebridge has
> embraced the time-tested strategy of offering membership only to those who
> can pay, while assigning all others the status of guest or visitor.
> 
> this means that anyone who cares about noisebridge but doesn't have $40
> per month to donate will continue to feel disempowered from confronting
> unexcellent behavior, cleaning up out of a sense of ownership, or making
> changes as part of doocratic participation.  Only the very most entitled
> non-members will feel free to make their mark on noisebridge.
> 
> and moneyed hackers around the world will continue their absentee
> membership, holding onto it as a status symbol while never setting foot in
> the space.
> 
> it didn't work very well in the past, but fuck it, nobody remembers that.
> 
> -jake
> 
> On Tue Dec 9 Mitch Altman wrote:
> 
> Thank you!
> 
> > From: tdfischer at hackerbots.net
> > To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 18:57:07 -0800
> > Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] Associate Membership Extermination
> > 
> > I went through the wiki a bit ago and wiped out anything that refers to
> > Associate Membership.
> > 
> > Good riddance.
> > 
> > Apologies if I was overzealous in any do-ocratic editing of the wiki.
> 
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