We're big and getting bigger all the time. As I sit here vaginapagina is at 33,257 members! And we are expecting that number to grow significantly now that we've teamed up with LiveJournal and are rolling out our "super community" status.
Because we're so excited to have a surplus of new members, we'd like to take a few inches of your friends page (and our main page) to make sure that everyone knows about our commmunity rules and all the amazing resources that can be found here.
First off, if you haven't made it there yet, or if you need a refresher, please take a read through our community rules and FAQ. We know the list is long, but they are what makes VP the place it is -- basically, we're founded on the concept of safe space, and ultimately, safe space is about respect and accountability. Members should be able to feel comfortable posting here because they know:
1) their questions will be taken seriously;
2) even though others may disagree with information or answers, they won't have to worry about personal attacks and judgments.
However, since this idea can play out differently in various situations, we encourage you to please read all of the rules to get a more complete understanding of what we're about.
We also want to make sure you're aware of some of our health-related resources. If you have a vaginal and/or sexual health question that needs answering, the Vulvapedia has you covered from A to Y. (No Z, sorry. Yeast Infections is our last entry.) In addition, the side bar on the vaginapagina main page has links to external websites and VP's tagged entries. These are great first steps for seeking answers to your own questions or for offering help to other members.
Next, VP has some satellite communities you might want to know about. There's contact_vp, where we do a lot of our public discussions on policy; if you ever have a question or concern about how VP operates, or about a comment you feel might violate Safe Space, that's the place to contact us. Of course, if you're interested in non-public correspondence, you're welcome to email us instead. And while we generally ask that you refrain from community promotions and advertisements in vaginapagina itself, we do have vp_bulletins for just that purpose.
Finally, if you're interested in helping out in other ways, we're always looking for volunteers to contribute Vulvapedia articles and to help compile our weekly Link Round Up. Anyone who'd like more info on either of these is very, very encouraged to email the VP Team. For more ways to contact the VP Team, take a look at our contact page.
Whew! For those of you who've made it this far without experiencing information overload -- we're impressed! And for everyone, thank you very much for reading and helping to keep VP a safe space.
For the VP Team
PS -- If you have any questions or concerns about this post, feel free to email us or to make a new post over in contact_vp. :)