[Noisebridge-discuss] Why Consensus Kills Community

Alfred Perlstein bright at mu.org
Mon Jan 6 19:21:57 UTC 2014

On 1/6/14, 9:51 AM, Danny O'Brien wrote:
> Well, actually, I think a survey should absolutely include them. The 
> most trickiest part of this conversation is always that everyone 
> claims to be the Speakers for the Dead. I'm totally happy to ask 
> people who have left Noisebridge why they left Noisebridge and I'm 
> totally happy to have people who apparently have "dozens" of their 
> friends who left, why they left.

I just joined the mailing list to see what was up after a number of 
former members/hangarounds warned me about how so much energy is wasted 
on these debates and squatters.

What's sad is that a few years these same people tried to get me to join 
nb, at this point they're warning me off.

My anecdotal data, sample size is 5 people I've talked to who all have 
said the same thing: stay away, the good work people do is drowned out 
by drama + creepy squatters.

No offense intended to anyone here, they were very complimentary of the 
people doing tech, just really disillusioned with drama+squatters making 
the space annoying/unsafe.


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