I recently published a page explaining our new formal mission and vision for WritingForums.org. I would encourage every member of the community to read the full statement and to join in on the discussion of our vision for the community, the future of WF, and our core values. You can read the full the vision/mission statement here. Our Vision: To enable writers to achieve their goals. Our Mission: To enable all writers to achieve their goals by providing an energized and collaborative community, comprehensive resources, and need-driven tools. They are simple statements, but they are, in essence, the purpose and long-term goal for WritingForums.org. I encourage you to read the full statement as it offers a much more detailed explanation. Over the next two weeks I intend to review existing rules, policies, and operations and cross them with this vision of the future. I would like to solicit help of the community in identifying and agreeing upon our core values. What do we value as individuals, writers, and members of this website? What values will help us achieve our goal of enabling all writers? What values will help us build a stronger community? Core values are important because they help shape our vision and the culture around our community. When applied, they become a part of our community identity. Ultimately, they will help keep us grounded and make our community stronger.