I am a big fan of the Golden Rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. I like to be treated well, and in turn I try to treat others well too.
In that sense, I try to be kind, respect others, and to be fair, whether that is in real life or online. I think that the online world is a reflection of real life, and so, online users should behave in a similar way that they do in the real world.
Guidelines are great. I think that knowing what is expected is a good thing. Having clear standards and upholding them can be a very good thing. When I am aware of how I am supposed to act, I think it helps me to stay in check, and I am better all around.
I think of my website as a community. a community of online users that reads, discusses, and interacts. The community of Lolo’s Lowdown.
Some community Guidelines for my website would be respect other users. It is ok to have different options, and beliefs, however, that does not make one person better than the other. Since I am the primary content creator, I do not think I will have a problem with much of what is posted, but the comments posted by others should be respectful and not rude or condescending. Commentary should be respectful in language as well, name calling, profanity, and vulgar language will not be tolerated.
These standards are the ones that I will uphold on my website, and they may be subject to change as time goes on. As for now, my website is primarily a one way type channel; me to my viewers, (However, viewers can comment and interact) so I don’t think I will have to do much moderating, but if necessary I will.
The community guidelines of Lolo’s Lowdown are important to me, and act as standards to help keep this platform positive, informative, and something that people want to keep coming back to visit.