If you don’t like my geeky way to talk about a profound improvement in Noisebridge’s executive function, as you’ve put it, and in NB’s ability to be really valuable to its participants and the broader world, so be it. But better harnessing human potential is A Big Deal, and that’s ultimately what we’re really talking about here when it comes to what excites me about all this . Routing newcomers to those they can do important things with is a means to that end.
As you know, the Guild model presently in place at Noisebridge is opt-in, not opt-out. Furthermore, if someone wants to wander around randomly talking to individual people about what they’re working on, of course that’s still possible. So Guilds don’t “take that away” from anyone, and could not possibly do so even if they became the fundamental organizing structure for a hackerspace.
Me neither, and the suffering caused in 2018 was pretty huge. But I don’t see how the Guild model can help prevent the problems we had in 2018.
In this case, solving malice requires self-defense. When selfish, power-hungry, tribalistic people are the problem, how can Guilds help reduce the suffering they cause? Again, I love the idea of Guilds and what they could become, but I can imagine them sometimes making people more tribalistic.
Theory question: what’s preventing Guilds from devolving into mutually-distrustful tribes? The MetaGuild? Shared values?