[Noisebridge-discuss] Fundraiser Cancelled Due To Harassment

Norman Bradley pryankster at gmail.com
Mon May 19 03:34:26 UTC 2014


This saddens me and is part of the reason that I occasionally got 
rolling eyes at the Maker Faire this weekend.

I seldom come up to NB anymore because it takes 1.5 to 2 hours each way 
and it is becoming a place that just isn't comfortable.

You are entitled to your own opinion.
You are NOT entitled to your own facts.

Norman

On 5/16/2014 1:33 PM, Johny Radio wrote:
> I'm cancelling the NB fundraiser and Noise Orchestra concert I've been 
> planning because i've been harassed and abused for months, online and 
> by phone.
>
> Details below. Feel free to stop reading here.
>
>     -The Fundraiser announcement i put on the Events page got 
> repeatedly vandalized for about a week. I would fix it, then it got 
> re-trolled, repeatedly. So i deleted it.
>
>     -When i requested wiki admins block anonymous edits to the NB 
> events page, Jeffrey Carl Faden stated that would be "against 
> Noisebridge principles". I asked him, "WHICH Noisebridge principle 
> says protecting anonymous vandals is more important than protecting 
> Noisebridge projects?" He did not respond.
>
>     -The same thing happened to an annoucement i posted about an 
> equipment donation from Inventables.com (worth over $600). So i 
> deleted that announcement too, and did not attempt to promote the 
> event. As a result, the Inventables folks, who brought 6 pizzas, 3 
> cases of beer, and a CNC mill to donate to Noisebridge, got barely any 
> turnout (well, a lot of non-hacking squatters were happy to eat the 
> pizza).
>
>     -Somebody, posted my phone number, real name, gibberish, and 
> pornographic verbiage on my noisebridge wiki page. (cached copy) 
> https://diigo.com/01uh5k
>
>     -Wiki admins ignored my requests to delete the offending stuff, 
> and would not give me access to delete it myself.
>
>     -Jeffrey Carl said he blocked the offending IP. But as a web dev, 
> he would know it's easy for a troll to get a new IP, so he would know 
> that won't stop the vandals.
>
>     -Jeffrey Carl informed me there's no option to delete the trolled 
> versions of my userpage. Oddly, Wikimedia documentation tells how to 
> do it.
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Administrators#Deletion
>
>     -From Slack:
>
>         teratoma: @jeffreyatw good job immortalizing johnny's info 
> forever on the wiki.
>         jeffreyatw: haha. i noticed i did that. whatever it’s 
> available in a bunch of other places too.
>
>     Not sure what that means.
>
>     -Somebody advertised "Johny Radio" selling non-existent hockey 
> tickets on craigslist, with my phone number. i was bombarded with 
> phone calls from people wanting the tickets.
>
>     -Countless anonymous prank phone calls all times of day and night.
>
>     -Somebody tried (unsuccessfully) to get into my LogMeIn account, 
> which might have given them access to my personal computer, or my 
> clients' computers.
>
>     -Impersonated on Discuss with an abusive post.
>
>
> My feet are turning away from noisebridge. Apparently, that's 
> someone's intention. Okie-dokie.
>
> -johny radio
>
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