What would you do to protect your Community and Brand? Our Core Seattle Glass Explorers & SGE Incubator Community Values Include: Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Transparency, Authenticity, Trust, Vulnerability and Giving Back!
The Seattle Glass Explorers Community is not a brand - yet, nor is the SGE Incubator. However, we are pointed in the direction of creating our Glass4Good initiatives. We have labored to create a safe environment for respectful discussions, including disagreements about best uses for Glass in the alleviation of human suffering, the promotion of Emotional Intelligence, and living a mindful aligned LifeStyle 2.0.
Communities continue to be challenged with a Glass Explorer who polarized our larger Seattle Community. Unfortunately, this individual has continued to threaten, bait, harass and spam [primarily on Facebook and Twitter] the businesses banning Glass and undid a lot of the hard-won reparation, goodwill and trust we have gained and worked so hard to elevate the #GlassCultureConversation
in Seattle. Here is an example of behavior we do not support or condone:
“You ready for an ADA lawsuit,” [Tweet sent from Nick Starr to David Meinert Source: Seattle Weekly 04.08.14. Vernal Coleman]
Upon becoming aware of this behavior it was at this point our community stepped in as an organization and banned this individual from our #SeattleGlassExplorers
Community and the #SGEIncubator
for violating our publicly stated Core Values.
The person in question undertook a particularly vicious personal spam attack on an SGE Moderator on Google+, Facebook & Twitter. The moderators of the Seattle Glass Explorers Community have seen the posts. The posts, which have since been removed by us, contained violent language and expletives against the SGE Moderator.
We wanted you all to be clear on the outline of the incidents and so that you are all fully cognizant that Nick Starr is unequivocally barred from the Seattle Glass Explorers & SGE Incubator Communities and he is not affiliated with our organizations in any way.
In our emerging brand, we have licensed professionals whose work and reputation may be directly affected by this individual’s actions and his attack against one of our members. We took swift action to protect our emerging brand by banning this person from the group and any future activities of the Seattle Glass Explorers and SGE Incubator Communities. Effectively, we wanted our entire community to know that no member should be subject to this kind of harassment, nor be associated with someone whose actions do not align with our stated guidelines and values.
We ask you, our Community, “What would you do to protect your Community Brand?” We hope you would have done the same as us: protect the members and the community, gather together to discuss our action plan, and communicate openly with all of you. So how did we do? Please +1 this post so we know you read it. We can’t send you cute kittens via Uber, but you’ll have our gratitude for your support.
Post-Script: For the sake of Transparency and Authenticity we wanted you all to know that we made considerable efforts in repairing relationships with our Seattle Capitol Hill Business Community [5 Point, Lost Lake etc] and the owner of many of the establishments who have banned Glass. We sat down at Lost Lake in November 2013 and crafted our #SeattleGlassExplorers
Community Guidelines and language together - we agreed that +David Meinert
is Not Anti-Glass but Pro-Privacy and our #SGE
Community has publicly upheld and respect his right to set the conditions of his establishments which includes No Glass on his premises. We aligned and we are good!Seattle Glass Explorers Leadership Team