1.3 Million users.
and here I am... me: the guy responsible of GROWING THIS ....
so as I announced the 1st day I started, I want to be honest, I want to be transparent and document what I have learned so far...
Here we go.
1. WE ALL LOVE TO ROMANTICIZE THE PAST
Romanticizing the past makes us feel bad about the present. We all do it. In different ways. In different forms. But the reality is that everything changes. And with changes come challenges ... and from challenges is when new projects are born.
The Warrior Forum today is not the same as the one 6 weeks ago and the Warrior forum of 6 weeks ago is not the same of the one 6 years ago.
I promise you the Warrior Forum in 6 months time.... will be different than the one you witness today.
And guess what? That's fine.
Sites grow and sites evolve and not evolving is a sign that things are not okay.
We are evolving . That means we are doing great.
2. CONTENT IS KING and QUEEN ... and the BACKBONE OF EVERYTHING
Content is what makes us a forum and that's why it's so important for me, for the team of Warrior, to improve the content, to bring our new content, to introduce a new alternative to learn new things, in a new format.
You name it.
Any channel it's a the perfect channel... if it brings quality to our members.
3. EMPOWERING HUMANS PAYS OFF
I'm a believer in humans. I'm old fashion. I love people.
I prefer people to software.
Software can impress me.
But humans can bring different options... some crazy. some stupid... some simply awesome.
Empowering you, the Warriors to make the Warrior Forum the best way possible is my best solution.
We can do many changes, but only when you are empowered to trust the Forum like your own forum... this will work.
I'm looking ahead to have more moderators, with more powers, and empower and give more freedom to anyone that is willing to provide value in improving the community.
4. CODE SUCKS (sort off)
We are limited by code. And although good code is poetry, bad code can make life difficult.
Out job is to make the code we have... not poetry but at least not a bad romance
So yes, we are limited by code, and sometimes I wish that we could change anything at any time... but is just NOT possible.
That's why giving time to what is CODE arena... it's required.
We have no other option
5. EDUCATION IS KEY
I see the Warrior Forum as a point of education. Education for the newbie with silly billy questions and education for the Advanced warrior ready to go the next level.
That's why we are working in producing courses and content.
Education material that you can trust and that you can use to empower yourself to apply to improve your own path.
6. HATERS ARE GOING TO HATE AND THAT'S FINE
Some have left, some have returned.
I believe hating is a waste of time and the more you hate the more energy you waste.
I have received an insane amount of positive messages and a lot of negative ones.
I feed from the positive ones and the negatives really don't mean a lot.
Everyone hates change and when we over-react we expose our own insecurities.
I believe that the true core Warriors understand that moving towards a better community and experimenting different strategies, it's vital to improve the Forum.
7. TRANSPARENCY PAYS OFF
Rules need to be implemented and it's important to be transparent.
Lying in 2017 it's more complex than it was in 2007.
Buyers are wiser
Sellers need to step their game
Buyers need to be accountable of their own investment
and the Warrior Forum needs to help you protect buyers and sellers in a wise way.
not an easy process but we are starting to make changes.
But moving to the right direction.
HONESTY IS THE NEW CURRENCY
8. THERE IS NO HEAD OF WARRIOR FORUM.
The Warrior Forum needs to become a Forum that survives without a head.
Without moderators ....
Without bad cop or good cop....
This may sound idealistic ... but I want to allow you , the community to help me guide the Warrior Forum....
I want you, the new members to tell us what you need
and i want to empower the old members, the core Community Moderators to have the freedom required. The freedom they have been asking for years.
9. LISTENING PAYS OFF
And when we listen we can understand better what the community needs.
we may not implement everything. But trust me... your comments, your posts, your suggestions, your rants, your emails. I HAVE READ THEM.... and I understand where we need to put more effort... and my team knows that.
I just want you guys to understand that this is a a heavy machine that is pushing hard to become faster and more agile.
We will get there. Why?
We have an epic team working in Sydney , Manila, Community mods from all over the world and 1.3 million Warriors that each day make this forum stronger, and better.