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Community Rules of the Road - Updated
By: Michelle Schlachta , 9:16 PM GMT on April 30, 2013
Greetings WunderBlog Community,
I'm a staff member here at Wunderground and your new Community Manager. I'm here to oversee the health and development of the community as it evolves. This includes a lot of listening, getting feedback to share with other staff here to make improvements, and working with moderators - and all of you - to ensure that we keep Wunderground a safe and positive place where people gather to share their interest in weather. I've been working closely with the blog moderators and WunderYakuza for a few weeks now, to get to know the lay of the land.
The focus of today's message is on the Community "Rules of the Road", which are here to guide all members of Wunderground while spending time here on blogs. Whether you're an active blogger, just like to comment, or spend a lot of time quietly reading, the goal of having these guidelines is to create and maintain a positive experience for everyone.
We've made a few updates to these rules. There aren't any major changes or deviations from the previously published rules. These are simply meant to provide more clarification and transparency into how the rules are being enforced:
1. Please do not carry on personal disputes in the blogs.
2. No personal attacks. This includes, but is not limited to: name calling, harassment or bullying toward any other member.
3. No hate speech of any kind is allowed.
4. Threats and intimidation will not be tolerated, and behavior of this type which extends into the real world will be dealt with by extreme action.
5. Foul or obscene language or content of any kind is not allowed.
6. Keep conversations on topic and avoid adult-only topic themes. Our site is open to users of all ages, so please respect others.
7. Do not circumvent a ban or any other administrative action by using a another username or creating a new username.
8. No spam.
Our featured blogs are more heavily monitored, due to significantly higher traffic, but site moderators are also frequently visiting community member blogs to ensure these rules are being adhered to. Like you, our blog moderators are bound to these same guidelines. And, when rules are broken, action is taken. Bans can either be temporary or permanent, depending on the offense.
Blog owners can always control moderation on their own blogs, and site moderators will step in only where and when it's necessary. Additionally, there is the flagging system that all members can use, and we ask that you keep these guidelines in mind when choosing to flag any content on the blogs.
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