[Noisebridge-discuss] Why I'm a former member of Noisebridge

Dean Mao dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
Wed Jan 8 00:24:24 UTC 2014

Hah, I don't think that would fix anything though.  We'd just be viewed as
super-inclusive.  I think if we just have one small body of people who made
all the decisions, that might actually turn out decent.  The original
founders of the Hacker Dojo had the right ideas, so if they continued to be
the sole source of direction, we might actually turn out better.  Pure
democracy just doesn't work here.  Noisebridge seems to have the same kind
of problem.

On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 7 January 2014 12:06, Dean Mao <dean.mao at hackerdojo.com> wrote:
> > I think this happens with online communities as well.  Reddit was
> previously
> > a place to discuss science & politics.  Now it's mostly filled with pun
> or
> > funny posts of people trying to one-up with every reply.  The first year
> of
> > the Hacker Dojo was probably similar to noisebridge as well -- we had
> great
> > events & visitors.  Jeri Ellsworth came by to show off her stuff and take
> > questions for example, but now we've only had mostly "valley" meetup
> groups
> > who need a venue.
> We can fix this. Just stop +1'ing events that don't fit into our grand
> scheme and invite others to participate in the experiment. :-)
> That's the problem with being inclusionary - the direction can change,
> and not for the better.
> -a

Dean Mao
dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
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