[Noisebridge-discuss] "Banning" discussion tonight

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Wed Feb 26 13:13:20 UTC 2014


On 2/26/14, Ronald Cotoni <setient at gmail.com> wrote:
> Tom was repeatidely contacted by lee.   He asked lee to stop, he didn't.
> That is harassment.  Tom made an effort to get lee to stop and he didn't.
> On Feb 25, 2014 4:39 PM, "Charles Tang" <cjtang1 at asu.edu> wrote:
>

Ahem. Tom alledges that he is being harassed by Lee. This is worth
discussing and resolving, obviously.

However - Tom was in a position of official capacity for Noisebridge -
to ban someone for communicating with him is very extreme. It actually
makes it hard for Noisebridge to function.

Apparently and I think we'd like to confirm this story: Tom didn't
like the wiki edits that Lee was making and Tom removed his wiki admin
privileges. Thus in-addition to being the secretary of Noisebridge, he
was also acting as a wiki admin. It seems appropriate to contact Tom
to resolve the situation in my view. Furthermore, it appears that Lee
was unable to attend a meeting where a ban was proposed for
socioeconomic reasons (read: he has to work on that night). This
doesn't feel like a good faith effort to resolve conflict, it feels
like a heavy handed political response from a position of (petty)
authority.

It seems reasonable to allow Lee to resolve the conflict with
Noisebridge - I hope that he will come to the meeting and discuss the
issues leading to him being banned. Resolving that conflict is
important.

Please keep this in mind as a process that is probably happening to
Noisebridge these days:

  https://noisebridge.net/wiki/PsyOps

Specifically:

  https://noisebridge.net/images/thumb/f/fc/Deception_p48.png/800px-Deception_p48.png

All the best,
Jake


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