[hackerspaces] Do-ocracy at 140 members?

Pete Prodoehl raster at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 17:38:31 CEST 2012

Do you find that there is a certain percentage who just don't care one 
way or the other? Like, there's 10% who just say "meh!" and never seem 
to feel positive or negative towards what others do and what happens 
around them?

My guess would be that even with smaller groups this is the case, but if 
so, I wonder if such a percentage can be calculated at all.

(Yeah, that doesn't help you at all now does it!?)


On 7/12/12 10:23 AM, Tim Saylor wrote:
> At Pumping Station: One we've used do-ocracy
> <http://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Do-ocracy> to get things done since
> day one.  However, at 140 members I wonder if the system breaks down.
>   It's not practical to "ask around" and see if anyone minds if the
> bikeshed is painted pink.  Someone's going to oppose almost anything you
> want to do, and more people want to ask questions and bounce the issue
> between themselves with not much productive output.  And if we're
> talking about an action that's not reversible, like getting rid of
> "useless junk" that someone else thinks is very valuable, it can really
> blow up.
> Does anyone else have experience using do-ocracy at a large scale, and
> how has it worked out for you?
> --
> @tsaylor
> http://www.timsaylor.com/

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