Just this very evening, the big wigs at SB Nation have announced a partnership with Yahoo Sports to put Red Reporter in front of every Reds fan who finds himself wandering the pages of Yahoo looking for Reds information. What does this mean?
Relevant pages of Yahoo Sports will now feature contextual links to specific SB Nation communities. Many other pages of Yahoo Sports will feature SB Nation content and links. The great news is that more sports fans will be introduced to SB Nation sites.
This means many great things for Red Reporter. First, we'll be available to a much bigger audience since Yahoo Sports is the largest sports property on the web. Impressive, I know. It also means that you the readers are going to get some even better content because frankly, I don't want to be putting lousy efforts up on the site if a bunch of people I don't know are going to read it. Now I've really got my work cut out for me.
And in that vein, let me steal a bit from someone who says it better than I can:
If you are new to Red Reporter, let me be the first to say, "Hi, hello, and welcome!" On our site, hopefully you’ll find unique perspectives, insightful analysis and a passion for the Cincinnati Reds. We encourage you to read through posts and get acclimated to the tone, norms and quirks of the site.
When you are ready, feel free to join the conversation or start one up. Whether you create a new profile or use your Yahoo or OpenID credentials to register, one username and password will give you access to not just Red Reporter, but all of the SB Nation communities.
Before you post though, please remember, you are entering an established and ongoing community. Your voice and opinions are encouraged (that’s what being a fan is all about after all), but as in any productive conversation, they should be presented in a manner that is courteous, civil and respectful of the culture that you are entering.
If you are an old-timer here, we encourage you to welcome and assist the newcomers. It can sometimes be challenging to join a new environment, so a helping hand is usually appreciated. Cut the rookies some slack and spread the word about what they have been missing all of this time. This is your chance to welcome new folks in a manner that is consistent with the type of place in which you want to participate. You have the power to shape the type of community you want.