[Noisebridge-discuss] "Banning" discussion tonight

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 22:37:39 UTC 2014


I will be there.  I also feel this is an extremely important
discussion, and goes much deeper than simply the use of a ban.

I have a solution in mind to avoid these situations, something I
brought up a few meetings ago: a "community" meeting.

Misunderstandings shouldn't be allowed to scale to the level of
"drama".  In our current "system", we only have two modes: the general
meeting and noisebridge-discuss.  The former is simply an
inappropriate venue for addressing interpersonal issues, and the
latter... well.

Now that I see to what ridiculous level the Noisebridge version of
justice can be taken in response to interpersonal issues that should
never have escalated, it's time we consider strongly the idea of
having a Community meeting in addition to the NB general meeting.

--Naomi

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 2:08 PM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Unfortunately I won't be able to be at tonight's meeting.  But I want to
> encourage discussion of "Banning".
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> Banning is a drastic measure, and (unless for violent or hateful or illegal
> behavior) should only be done when other means have been exhausted.
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> These concepts need to be discussed and explored.
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> 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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> Best,
> Mitch.
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