A community consists of trust and shared vision.
In order to cultivate trust within the community, we must establish the following:
- The primary communities are always friends, family and vital organizations (schools, churches). We must never forget that.
- We do not know better than our users. We must listen to whatever criticism or praise is offered by the community and we must react accordingly.
- Direct requests require direct responses. We must never ignore direct communication from someone in our community.
- The community is made up of real people with real stories. There is no automation within the community. It is a visual and vibrant place to collaborate with others.
In order to cultivate shared vision within the community, we must establish the following:
- Users should push its boundaries and they can think of new uses for it. Each one of these uses will be fed back into the community to further its growth
- People are better than resources. We will value connections over content, always.
- Self-Organization is the cornerstone. All contributions and collaborations are voluntary and based upon a shared interest in seeing a better future.
- The pressures of the daily life are enormous. Any relief that we can provide for a lack of time, resources or support is in the best interest of all stakeholders.
- Conversation is how solutions are created. We will focus all our efforts on promoting good solutions through conversation rather than hollow answers.