"A Matter of Trust" - The ActiveRain Community Guidelines Revisited

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Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams West Sound Realty

(For Your listening pleasure while you read,... Billy Joel's "A Matter of Trust")

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When you joined ActiveRain, do you remember clicking on a little box where you agreed to abide by the Community Guidelines?

(Are you kidding? No one ever actually READS that stuff, do they?)

This is a continuation in a series of articles that will walk us through the ActiveRain Community Guidelines, and help us to have a better grasp on how to live them out in a practical sense.

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Respect the ActiveRain Community

Being a part of any community requires a certain level of trust. Don't abuse the site or your fellow members. By joining the ActiveRain community you are given a platform to present your ideas and opinions to a large number of people. We trust you to be responsible with that platform; thousands of other ActiveRain members are also counting on your trustworthiness.

 

Here's Websters on Trust: "an assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone."

Trust allows us to be transparent. Trust encourages vulnerability. Trust removes the fear of judgement. Trust provides a safety net of mutual respect, care, and concern.

Trust isn't something easily bestowed. It takes time and effort to develop. It has to be earned. Trust normally takes a long time to cultivate, but can be lost in an instant.

When you elect to participate on this Network, we are relying on your professionalism. Strong, solid ethical practices permeate our industry. We are governed by them, and sworn to abide by them. Those ideals should translate over to our involvement here on ActiveRain.

Can You be trusted? Can we, as a community, count on your trustworthiness? Will your character and integrity be revealed in your writing? Will your words and comments convey strength and truth?

Being a Member of ActiveRain isn't simply a means of gaining more business,...it's a "Matter of Trust!"

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Kye: Nice of you to stop by. Thanks for your kind words. There are times we write things, albeit rarely, where it seems to come from somewhere beyond ourselves. Perhaps that is the muse within us? Hope you're enjoying your dancing in the Rain. Let me know if I can ever be of help to you...

August 22, 2008 07:42 PM
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Rick Robertson
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Hi. I'm BRAND new to ActiveRain and have no idea what I'm doing. I don't even know what's going to happen by submitting this comment. That's why I'm reading this post in the first place. I figured it made sense to do what the experts told me to do to get started. Are you telling me not everyone follows these directions...? Well...I promise to do my best to be respectful and professional with everything I do here...just as I would expect everyone else to do the same. We all know there are exceptions to every rule and I look forward to learning from, contributing and belonging to the ActiveRain network. Now, if someone would just tell me what all this stuff about "points" means :)

September 11, 2008 09:37 AM
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Rick:  Welcome to the Rain! Make a point of accessing the AR Home Page (just click on the AR logo at the top of the page, and then click on the link "Getting Started"...that will answer most of your questions, and provide some step-by-step tutorials on how to get rolling. Good to have you here with us!

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Rich,

Thanks for the post...most AR members I've come across are respectful of the guidelines and I'm glad to be a part of this community.

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Thanks to Pat Kennedy for bring this excellent post back to life.

Margaret

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