This all feels a bit disingenuous but perhaps something got lost in translation.
Either way I’m genuinely at a bit of a loss (as previously expressed) as to how to engage with this - it seems to me to be intentionally baiting, and willfully ignoring not just legitimate questions but also personal emails in order to mislead anyone reading this thread, and thus I feel forced into defending myself.
In response to: “originally invented by Ben as a safe space for dialogue and reconciliation. He seems to have lost interest,”
Actually, I didn’t invent this, you created it in my name based on your interpretation and posted it under my name using the unusual power that some ER platform admins have to impersonate others, I emailed you last week concerning this but since you didn’t reply, here’s an excerpt to re-address my concerns, this time in public:
“When we met in London, and I expressed the need for a safe space for coming together on ER, I thought I had made it very clear that in order for any productive action to be taken towards resolving the difficulties we’d begun to discuss, it would require a high degree of sensitivity and consideration, in order for it to bare any fruit.
Following Nadia’s response to this suggested process, I feel that I was forced into acting in a specified way, further pressured and pushed into a half baked process through the creation of the confessional on the platform by you in my name. In which I posted quite clearly that I was attempting to engage capable facilitators before anything would begin.
I appreciate the need to consider the “goodwill” of ER LBG but not at the expense of a community led initiative.
Instead what happened is that you accelerated the process, and put in place Dorotea as the sole facilitator and pressed go.
It gives off the perception that there is no patience, or real investment in the process”
There were some basic requirements; neutral facilitation, level playing field, external support with experience in conflict resolution, time.
Given this wasn’t acknowledged and was met with a counterproductive attitude, approach and the use of technical admin rights on the platform to force a specific situation (quite counter to the original proposal) only really capable of generating conflict, I chose to take a step back, and let Alberto run things as he saw fit; assuming if there was no respect from the start, it was unlikely to manifest later in the process.
I’m not interested in engaging tribalism, I’m interested in creating space for everyone to have a voice and since that didn’t seem an option, I chose to invest my time in reading over the EdgeRyders documentation, with a view to helping build new processes within EdgeRyders, identify problems in need of fixing and to raise a series of legitimate questions about the governance of ER and how certain events and changes have negatively impacted the development of EdgeRyders as a community.
None of which have been acknowledged or responded to, which is quite surprising, isn’t it?
Again in the comments made on this thread there are a number of aspersions cast - which I suggested should stop, whilst ER LBG figure out it’s accountability/oversight mechanism and how it should relate to the community.
Talk of non-exec’s having any kind of real oversight, feels to me to be a farce at this point.
On the curious use of the rhetoric of unMonastery vs Community on the part of ER LBG. Still no definition of ‘community’ seems forthcoming, and it’s use to discredit choices made by members of the ‘community’ seems at odds with reality.
On this particular point it’s interesting to note that whenever someone contradicts the views of ER LBG on the platform, they become rogue outliers and not of the ‘community’ but everyone who follows suit, or even better never speaks, constitutes the ‘community’.
Lastly in response to the ongoing farcical accusations being leveled.
Given that to date 27 invitations have gone out for the unMonastery entity, a very clear effort has been made to build open interfaces, everyone that works on unMonastery is registered on EdgeRyders, has contributed significant energy to EdgeRyders and despite individual directors of EdgeRyders LBG attempting to invoke some unregistered contempted, there hasn’t be a single example of someone expressing concern about the unMonastery.
And even if there were, since you are a member of unMonastery LBG, you would have an explicit responsibility to fix that problem, rather than gossiping and attempting to create divisive narratives for your personal objectives.