[Noisebridge-discuss] reminder - assume good faith

Madelynn Martiniere mmartiniere at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 22:34:47 UTC 2014

Thank you Rachel, you expressed my feelings towards this matter perfectly.

I feel like everyone contributing constructively to this dialogue is 
acting in good faith. We don't have to agree, and we shouldn't (I 
believe Naomi called is an echo chamber). Change is scary, messy, but 
ultimately good, if done in the right way.

Obviously, this proposal by the board requires more discussion, both 
internally within the directors themselves and more importantly with the 
greater Noisebridge community.

I have requested from the board that we unanimously revert the changes 
to https://github.com/noisebridge/bureaucracy until more discussion can 
be had. Stay tuned.

> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Rachel McConnell<rachel at xtreme.com>  wrote:
>> >>
>> >>  Something I have always found effective is to act as if I believe the
>> >>  other person is acting in good faith.  This works really really well because
>> >>  it lets them see that*I*  am acting in good faith, and builds trust.  It is
>> >>  also usually true.  Mostly people ARE acting in good faith from their own
>> >>  point of view.  The most likely reason for someone to act in bad faith is
>> >>  that someone is accusing them of acting in bad faith (insults them, claims
>> >>  they're trolling, etc).
>> >>
>> >>  Possible good faith POVs for some of the main talkers here:
>> >>
>> >>  Al - has been trying for YEARS to fix the terrible problems at
>> >>  Noisebridge, more persistently than just about anyone else, and finally has
>> >>  some actual means of getting something done
>> >>
>> >>  Naomi - dedicated to her responsibilities as a board member and deeply
>> >>  worried about the new board having bypassed her on a decision
>> >>
>> >>  Jake A, Mitch - sad and hurt that the organization they founded is moving
>> >>  so far from the path they started it on
>> >>
>> >>  Spinach, Johny, Rachel H - have strong moral and ideological beliefs that
>> >>  they work towards in all areas of their lives, fearless of others' censure
>> >>
>> >>  A really important point is that everyone involved is incredibly dedicated
>> >>  to Noisebridge, which is wonderful.
>> >>
>> >>  Note that there are other good faith POVs that all of these people might
>> >>  have - I have simply invented some that fit their behavior as I see it.
>> >>
>> >>  And another thing, for those who think the above is naive.  Even if I
>> >>  don't really believe in someone's good faith, I will pretend to - that way
>> >>  they get plausible deniability, and they can*start*  acting in good faith
>> >>  now and we don't get bogged down in accusations.  SO much faster and easier.
>> >>
>> >>  Rachel1.0
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