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Primary Goal: Member Enrichment
The motto, "Deny Ignorance" shall define all attributes of the operation of the ATS community. While the statement not only defines our "state of mind", it also establishes our "brand" or perceived personality by prospective, new, and existing community members. In all cases, when any management staff member is considering a public action, that staff member should consider how their action benefits and enhances this motto-as-goal. Our ability to attract and retain people of quality depends primarily on how we set forth to manage the community in accordance with this goal. And our growth relies on a solid base of quality members.
Secondary Goal: Quality of Life
While intellectually stimulating topics and discussion have always been the cornerstone of the ATS Community, as it expands and attracts new members, staff must be just as concerned about the overall "quality" of the community member's daily participation. This quality extends beyond the simple participation in interesting exchanges, into any number of things which include; humor, community pride, noteworthy contributions, awards, games, point accumulation, and more. Our growth relies on an equal balance of stimulating topics end enjoyable lifestyle features.
As we grow, so too does the diverse nature of our membership. At all times, we must seek to establish an aspirational community perception, where we insist new members rise to our standards, never lowering standards for the sake of a segment of membership. As such, ATS management staff should assume that new members join the ATS community because of our high standard of enrichment and quality of life. We expect our members to treat each other with dignity and respect. And our management style with members of this type shall be patient, accommodating, and fair. However, not all new members attracted by our subject matter are able to respond favorably or aspire to our standards. In the case of these members, our management style should be quick, responsive, and decisive. With these members, our decisive approach shall not be out of anger or ego, but of our strong desire to protect the online quality of life enjoyed by the majority of members who adopt higher standards.
Originally posted by Nerdling
Triple thumbs up!
What we can "compete" on is the unique point of view of this diverse community... perhaps a completely different measure of "quality" we need to aspire to.
The motto, "Deny Ignorance" shall define all attributes of the operation of the ATS community. While the statement not only defines our "state of mind", it also establishes our "brand" or perceived personality by prospective, new, and existing community members... Our ability to attract and retain people of quality depends primarily on how we set forth to manage the community in accordance with this goal. And our growth relies on a solid base of quality members.
Originally posted by Majic
We know who GeneralDilemma really is (a captive chupacabra, if you were wondering), and who his wife is, as well! (Oprah)
Thought you could fool us? Ha! A real general couldn't possibly write that coherently!
What could possibly be more fun than learning something new? Learning it while you're on the road, exploring a place you'd only had vague hopes of actually seeing. You know where that is. Make it happen.
Your enthusiasm known no bounds when something dear to your heart gets the green light.