Our colleague, Lynn Friedman, is once again kicking the new year off to a great start for us with her 2017 Blog Jumpstart Challenge. One of the components of this challenge is to review the Weltanschauung, or guiding principles, of Active Rain and pick one that resonates with us.
I realized this morning how grateful I am for Point #8, We believe in spirited discourse, but personal attacks or predatory behavior will not be tolerated.
This principle sets the tone for Active Rain, and is adhered to by almost every member. It is one of the differentiators between Active Rain and almost every other platform that encourages comments.
How often do you read comments on an article in the newspapers, or on Facebook or in other groups and find nastiness and closed minds? All too often is my answer. Does that happen here? Very rarely, and in very mild forms; the offender will be reminded politely that is not the way we operate here.
Differing viewpoints help us grow and learn; keeping our tone civil and respectful when both writing and commenting benefits us all and helps the Active Rain community maintain what it has always been, a platform to help those in real estate related industries set a positive example to one another and to the public at large.