[hackerspaces] Do-ocracy at 140 members?

James Arthur iam at jamesarthur.info
Thu Jul 12 17:41:05 CEST 2012

I mean I know folks who just react as devils advocate, without digesting
the problem at hand, and functioning that way is nearly impossible.


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Pete Prodoehl <raster at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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!?)
> Pete
> 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<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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