Interesting comment and request. I also liked Steve’s reply. He is a good collegial leader which may be why this site went huge. Good seeing others dialog on this too.
As for me, I chuckled a bit when I saw it and at first I joked to myself “I wonder why its ok for govies with bad intentions to be here but not contractors with bad intentions.”
But the point is, this should not be the place for anyone with bad intentions, whether they are in the government or not. The power of a community as large as govloop has grown is that we should be able to collectively spot those who put their self interest above the government’s and treat them accordingly.
But anyway, what if the welcome box read:
We seek any who place service to government above service to self, including:
* gov’t employee or contractor (fed/state/local/intl)
* public policy student/professor
* gov’t organization
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