HELLO and a very warm WELCOME…
…to our brand new volcano blog. We – that are 11 volcano enthusiasts formerly known as “Dragons” in VolcanoCafe. We hope that this blog on and about all volcano related matters will become a lively meeting point for volcano lovers – a place to learn and ponder, for questions and answers, for new information and reviews, for science and speculation – in short, a place to relax and enjoy.
What’s in a name?
If you wonder about the double name, here is something we need your help with: we want you to choose the best name for this blog! On the white board are
for the obvious reasons; a volcanic hotspot is a very volcanically active place fuelled by massive resources, just like our users having lively discussions, information and knowledge being spread, questions asked and answers found like the real scientists do in their work about volcanoes. Some users might see a disadvantage in the name being too long or not to the point.
also for obvious reasons; the number 360 suggesting an all round (360°) view on all volcano topics as well as inviting input from users of all ways of life and all degrees of previous knowledge. Users might see a disadvantage in the fact that the term …360 is not commonly used and understood in non-English languages, so it might have no meaning for all users who are not native English speakers. Others might find the name too uninspiring or bland for our “hot” blog.
POLL IS CLOSED – thank you all!
Our poll closed with 132 voters as follows:
Volcano Hotspot: 82 votes = 62%
Volcano 360: 34 votes = 36%
Other: 16 votes = 12%
So the winner is…
A place to relax and enjoy
We know that our visitors are friendly and knowledgeable people throughout, none the less there have to be some very few basic rules for every blog. The main theme is of course volcanoes and their past, present and possible future eruptions, along with earthquakes and tectonic events or speculation.
Rule #1: Respect all other human beings. You may disagree with each other, but name calling, insults, or other derogatory statement will not be tolerated.
Another rule is: no user or moderator will ever be allowed to come up with any ideas/projects involving real money from real people. Some additional rules that might become necessary over time will be posted on a separate page.
The moderators of this blog intend to work as a team without a designated ruler. All have the same rights. The path this blog takes will be set by votes. At the moment we are a team of 11 , more moderators might or might not be added in the future.