Friday, March 16, 2012

#winelover, don't drink and post.

Today I woke and found this at the top of my twitter page (for everyone to see - not a Direct Message "DM"): "@thewinehub Yes, I have a thought. Two. Get a shave and visit the dentist."

I'm not going to mention who posted this (it is totally irrelevant), but I wanted to talk about it because our community cannot afford to have the general public labeling us as "you people" (when someone wants to make a reference to us - people who use social media), but it's challenging to argue against their point of view when they seem to be right... How can we possibly hold people responsible for their erratic words ("you people") when we read so many alcohol-influenced words in our realm today? I believe that the only possible method is that of our community continuing to stress the importance of responsible writing.

So here is a suggestion: Don't drink and post. We can be inspired and excited with the excess of alcohol in our blood stream, but we may find our comments regrettable the next morning. Worse than that, each one of our comments will reflect on the reputation of our community as a whole! Feel free to write anything at any time, after as many drinks as you prefer, but please refrain from "hitting the button" until you had a sober reflection of your words. We are trying to build a reputation for people who love wine and use social media to share their passion with the world. The #winelover's community thanks you in advance for understanding and contributing intelligently.

 ===> Being told in public that I have to shave and that I need my teeth fixed: #fail -
Making our community a better place by elevating the quality of our postings: #priceless

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