[Noisebridge-discuss] Disagreement in the space

Rikke Rasmussen rikke.c.rasmussen at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 21:48:13 UTC 2014

Entirely valid point - I wouldn't want to contribute to making things Not
Fun, but haven't been in position to make any decisions on the appropriate
forum for mediation. I'm all for keeping it away from the meeting, and have
verbally passed this on to thex and Matt.

I'll write as elaborate a statement as I can, and send it directly to you,
Torrie - I am not sure I will be able to attend on Monday, but will do my

On Nov 1, 2014 2:20 PM, "Torrie Fischer" <tdfischer at hackerbots.net> wrote:

> Could this not happen on Tuesday? We're trying to push this sort of
> interpersonal conflict stuff out of the general Tuesday meeting because it
> causes a huge energy sink for everyone involved and makes things Very Much
> Not
> Fun.
> We've been trying to encourage having a Safe Space Working Group meeting on
> Mondays instead of Tuesdays for exactly this purpose :)
> Since Matt and thex are both people I respect immensely and have seen them
> be
> the most excellent of individuals in the last ~year of being around
> Noisebridge, I'm offering my own time and energy to be a steward of
> mediation.
> Rikke, it'd be super neat if we could get together off-list and talk about
> this
> since you seem to be the one with the most information right now.
> On Saturday, November 01, 2014 11:13:45 AM Rikke Rasmussen wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> >
> > Just want to let you all know that there's been a disagreement at
> > Noisebridge this morning between thex and Pirate Matt regarding
> acceptable
> > standards of behavior, overnighting and intoxication in the space. As a
> > result, thex asked Matt to leave, and return at the meeting on Tuesday,
> and
> > I backed him up.
> >
> > While I do apologize for being vague, I'm going to leave out the explicit
> > details as I've no interest in incriminating anyone on public record -
> > suffice to say that I expect they will both be present at the meeting on
> > Tuesday to continue the discussion.
> >
> > Last, I will say for my own part that I generally feel like excessive
> > intoxication - excessive defined as "too wasted to go home" - and
> sleeping
> > it off in the space sets a really unfortunate precedence, and makes it
> > difficult to maintain desirable social standards - desirable defined as
> > "safe and clean enough for ourselves / the public / complete strangers to
> > use".
> >
> > Hope this serves a quell any rumors or misunderstandings that might
> > otherwise arise of this situation.
> >
> > /Rikke
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