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By: LakeWorthFinn , 7:57 PM GMT on December 09, 2006
Our common welfare should come first, for our personal safety during danger depends upon our unity.
The unity of Wunderground bloggers - for me personally - is the most cherished quality of this website. And it really is OUR website as Aaron wisely points out. We make it or break it. Without unity, the heart of Wunderground could cease to beat and no longer offer us information and comfort in times of trouble, nor a rainbow of blog topics, breathtaking nature pics, or laughter and fun during the great parties we have here.
Does “unity” mean that the individual here doesn't count for much? Is he/she to be dominated by the group and swallowed up or spit out? I do not think so. I believe there are very few websites, which lavish more devoted care upon its individual members than Wunderground. Many newbies who come here for the first time are often puzzled. They see liberty verging on license, yet they recognize that Wunderground has an irresistible strength of purpose and action.
How can we possibly place our common welfare first? What is it that holds us together? Those who look closely soon have the key to this; WU is about unparallel information for staying safe during uncontrollable circumstances produced by Mother Nature. But that is not all. Many of us dedicate their time and efforts to SERVE OTHERS. Realization dawns that we are but a small part of a great whole; that a personal sacrifice is sometimes necessary for preservation of our site. The clamor of desires and ambitions can be dealt in private when these may damage the group. The group must survive or we will have to find what we need elsewhere, and for me that is impossible. We have the best of the best.
So at the outset, how to live and work together as a group?
We as bloggers have the right to think, post, and act as we wish. If an offensive blog or a comment is posted, which might harm a blogger or our community, we not only have the right, but the responsibility to flag it. The penalty is sure and swift; Admin will remove it. I think so far its been working quite well. I have backed off from the keyboard many times to cool off when my 'blood runeth hot' at someone lol! There are not many rules here, our guideline is very simple:
TRY TO TREAT OTHER BLOGGERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED.
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