[Noisebridge-discuss] "Banning" discussion tonight
maltman23 at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 25 22:08:17 UTC 2014
Unfortunately I won't be able to be at tonight's meeting. But I want to encourage discussion of "Banning".
It is important to get rid of people who melt use, rather contribute to the culture of Noisebridge and is mission and vision. It is also important to ban people who are disruptive, make many people uncomfortable, or are violent or hateful.
It is also important to not use banning as a means of getting rid of someone because you don't like them, or because you have a misunderstanding or argument.
Banning is a drastic measure, and (unless for violent or hateful or illegal behavior) should only be done when other means have been exhausted.
These concepts need to be discussed and explored.
A specific case came to my attention recently. Lee Sony was apparently banned without him being allowed to present his position. He will be at tonight's meeting. I hope people will listen and respond. I feel this is important.
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