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Proposing new Traditions and Norms for NFN JP. What do you think?


I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about what it is that we do here on Neighbors for Neighbors Jamaica Plain and in the spirit in which we do it.

Below I'm proposed and want your feedback on what we'll adopt as our traditions and norms. Please review and comment with your thoughts. We'll be gathering feedback though Wednesday, 8/25 and then posting a final draft for voting on Thursday 8/26. If more than 75% of those who vote like it, well adopt it on Friday!

Please leave your feedback as comments.


Traditions: The actions we regularly take.
  1. We read and comment on each others blogs, walls, photo's and video's and reply to each others discussions
  2. We seek out and engage other members who share our interests
  3. We welcome our new members
  4. We contribute content in the proper place such as blogs, forums, and groups and follow the user guidelines
  5. We are factual, site sources, and make it clear when something is our own personal opinion
Norms: The spirit in which we take actions.
  1. We are respectful
  2. We are appreciative
  3. We encourage each other
  4. We hold each other accountable
  5. We support each other
  6. We celebrate each others commitments and accomplishments
  7. We think before we contribute and respond

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Comment by Kendra PeloJoaquin on August 26, 2010 at 8:17am
This is great.
I read a blog called Love Isn't Enough about anti-racist education, and people on the forums there often hold each other accountable. If somebody does some name calling another person graciously comments "You must be new here, welcome. On this blog, we don't call anyone names, we simply state our perspective." It's very effective for promoting real dialog.
Comment by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on August 23, 2010 at 11:51pm
Thank you for your feedback, Laurie, Robin, and Fauna!
Comment by Laurie Herschman on August 23, 2010 at 9:56pm
i like it.
Comment by Robin Maxfield on August 23, 2010 at 2:28pm
this sounds great...of course I immediately think of what events occurred to inspire you to write it?
Comment by Fauna Shaw on August 23, 2010 at 12:04pm
This looks great Joe!

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