[Noisebridge-discuss] catching up with "what's wrong with discussing things at the Tuesday meeting"

Dana dana-lists at sonic.net
Thu Mar 27 06:03:26 UTC 2014


Scaling and inability to manage priorities, drama, interpersonal 
conflict, social problems are the issue. I'm not sure majority voting, 
more exclusive membership will do much to fix that.

Naomi's Community Working Group idea is excellent and the type of 
solution the board can move forward to make a positive change at 
Noisebridge, off-load pressure from  meetings.

Proceed slowly, iterate when needed.

Some other (well worn) ideas that I suspect have more community support 
than what has been enacted:

* Make Noisebridge open as often and widely possible, but reinforce the 
front gate and close it when no one is willing to be responsible for the 
space or host folks.

* Gently nudge the consensus process. (Consensus -n. Or Consensus with 
supermajority fallback, which was enthusiastically received when 
presented)

* Basic fair use / house rules / community guidelines (whatever they are 
called)

* Encourage $40/$80 dues to sustain the space, but maintain 
accommodation for those who contribute to the community but cannot 
afford.

* Emergency collection or appropriation of membership funds fix 
equipment. Noisebridge cannot function as a hackerspace without things 
like a working sewing machine or soldering irons.



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