[Noisebridge-discuss] Disagreement in the space

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Sun Nov 2 18:59:32 UTC 2014


I had a conversation with Matt last night outside of the space, and he's 
agreed to take a one month break. He also gave me his upstairs key.

On Saturday, November 01, 2014 02:20:54 PM Torrie Fischer 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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