It has been a good first few months for us here at ShoutWire. With over 20,000 registered users in a four month period, we are indeed rocking out like no other before us. The staff would like to take this opportunity to thank the user base for their patronage and also touch base with a few issues we may have here.
First of all, we are not going to become comment-Nazis, but we do ask that you use your best judgment when using the comment system. Don't forget that intelligent commentary sets a standard above other social web sites; lately, that has been a problem around here. As we get bigger, trolls are going to start to show their ugly heads more often. Trolling is cause for an immediate and irreversible ban. By no means am I asking you to hold your tongue, but please keep personal issues and obvious, uncalled-for commentary off this site. Do not worry too much about this, but please give it consideration.
Now, we know the majority of you like to come here to read news only, but that doesn’t mean we won’t allow other cool links to be posted. Let us stop with the, “This isn’t news” comments. I myself am guilty on that account and I will now refrain from that.
Another thing we would like to see is more shouts. If you like a story, please don’t hesitate to shout it. The shouts are what will make this site more relevant to its purpose. We will always be based on people's participation; much like a government, the system does not work if the people do not vote. Let’s make a better effort at utilizing the shouting system.
One last thing regarding civility: please do not flame the editorial staff for doing their jobs. We work hard and do not get paid. If you have problems with the subject matter, then speak up in a mature fashion, but please respect the volunteer effort itself. I will make myself the one exception to that rule, only because I sometimes ask for it and expect it.
You, as the user, are a huge part of the idea we have for this site. By participating in this site, you not only support us, but you also support the masses. Here we tell the world what we think should be known. Let the world hear your voice loud and clear.
Some French dude once said that it was the mob that ruled Paris. I’m going to steal his idea and say that the masses rule the internet and ShoutWire is the latest and greatest platform to speak from. Long live ShoutWire!
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