[Noisebridge-discuss] notice of intent to ragequit

Al Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 18:57:00 UTC 2014


Thanks for all your help Danny. Nobody really understands what a mountain
of work the treasurer and secretary have to do until they are buried under
it. :)

Do you think splitting up Treasurer duties among different people would
help or just create a lot of overhead? Like, a separate person for filing
taxes, tracking membership dues, tracking donations, compiling weekly
Treasurer reports, paying rent & utilities, compensating expenses. etc.


On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 6:10 PM, Casey Callendrello <c1 at caseyc.net> wrote:

> This seems more like a beigequit instead of a ragequit...
> --Casey
>
> On 2/3/14, 7:28 PM, Danny O'Brien wrote:
> > Nah, actually, quite the opposite (or not quite the opposite, but
> similar):
> >
> > I burned out of doing Noisebridgey stuff around June/July, but in a
> > fine tradition of Noisebridge volunteerism, I didn't actually tell
> > anyone, not even myself (unless you can count me SHOUTING VERY LOUDLY
> > on nb-discuss which I don't believe is viewed as technically
> > "communication").
> >
> > This has always been a problematic anti-pattern here -- people sort of
> > wander off (or get buried in unmarked graves, it's unclear), leaving a
> > mass of undocumented or unexplained phenomena with with no tradition
> > of passing on their secret institutional knowledge to a new generation
> > of enthusiastic padawans.
> >
> > So, to prevent this, I formally note that I'm going to be unwinding my
> > stack of Noisebridge tasks, and ascending into hackerspace heaven by
> > May at the latest.
> >
> > The only formal thing I'm supposed to do is pay our Noisebridge taxes,
> > which I will do by April 15th. I'll hand over my treasurer hat to
> > anyone that Noisebridge wants, but you should find somebody by then so
> > I can sit them down and explain how things work.
> >
> > However, there's also a lot of Anciente Noisebridge arcana, including
> > moderating meetings, institutional administrivia, wiki adminning, and
> > so forth. If you thought I did these things, I no longer am doing it,
> > and probably haven't been doing it for months, so you should do it
> > instead. If you don't know how to do it, ask me now, on
> > noisebridge-discuss. I've also declined to be a Noisebridge board
> > member candidate this year. (Check out your other nominations here:
> > https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Board/2014_Nominations )
> >
> > Oracle-like, I pledge to answer any question that I can answer that is
> > conveyed in the form of a subject line question on nb-discuss. I will
> > answer all questions truthfully, though entertainment will take a
> > slightly higher priority than absolute versimilutude.
> >
> > Talking of not  being truthful, I should say that this isn't really a
> > ragequit -- there's a bunch of new people enthusiastic about
> > continuing noisebridge, and I think it's super-incumbent on people to
> > get out the way when new people come along. Basically, I had a lovely
> > time at Noisebridge, but it's not good to bump along doing a minimum
> > when others want to do the maximum to make it a great place. Plus I
> > want to spend more time with my robot family.
> >
> > (My quittage doesn't include doing events at Noisebridge, although
> > I'll probably try and pass 5MOF to someone else after the 5/15
> > episode,  which will be the special Ragequit Edition)
> >
> > d.
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