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#1 sarah_geronimitis_patient



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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:59 PM

I just want to share some articles and excerpts I found online. Hopefully this will benefit our community as a whole. Read on:


1. Never forget that the person on the other side is a human being.
- Even though you are using a computer to communicate don't forget that other people are on the receiving end.
- Millions of people all over the world are reading your words.
- Avoid personal attacks.
- Don't speak (type) hastily -- try not to say anything to others that you would not say to them in a room full of people.
- Remember that you are playing an important role in building an online community -- and we all want this community to be a good, friendly place.

2. Be brief.
- With millions of people participating, you'll find that Newsgroups generate lots of words.
- Other participants will appreciate your ability to stay on topic.
- If you say what you want to say succinctly, it will have greater impact.
- Likewise, don't post the same message on more than one Newsgroup unless you are sure it is appropriate.

3. Your messages reflect on YOU -- be proud of them.
- Although you will meet thousands of people through the Internet, chances are you won't meet many of them in person.
- Most people will only know you by what you say, and how well you say it.
- Take time to make sure that you are proud of the messages you send.
- Take time to make sure your messages are easy to read and understand.

4. Use descriptive Subject headings in your messages.
- The subject line of your message is there to help people decide whether or not they want to read it.
- Use the subject line to tell people what your message is about.
For example, if you are sending a message to an Automobiles Newsgroup, a subject like "66 MG Midget for Sale: Oregon"is much more informative than "Car for Sale."

5. Think about your audience.
- Stay on topic.
- Post your messages in the appropriate Newsgroup.

6. Be careful with humor and sarcasm.
- Without the voice inflections and body language of personal communications,it is easy for a remark meant to be funny to be misinterpreted.
- You can convey the emotions that words alone cannot express by using such online conventions as "smileys." :-)

7. Summarize what you are following up.
- When you are making a follow-up comment to someone else's message, be sure to summarize the parts of the message to which you are responding.
- Summarization is best done by including appropriate quotes from the original message.
- Don't include the entire message, since this could be irritating to people who have already read it.

8. Give back to the Community.
- If you send a message to a Newsgroup requesting information, and you get lots of responses via email, it's a nice courtesy to prepare an edited message compiling your responses to the Newsgroup where you originally posted your question.
- Credit the information to the people who sent it to you.
- Likewise, be a "giver" as well as a "taker" in this online community.
- If you have good and valuable information to share, please do so in the appropriate Newsgroups.

9. Try not to repeat what has already been said.
- Read responses to messages before you chime in, so that you are not needlessly repetitive.
- And make sure your responses have substance --answers like "Yup" and "I agree" probably won't be widely appreciated.

10. Cite appropriate references.
- If you are using facts to support a cause, state where they came from.

Source: http://www.livingint...q_info_news.htm


1. Help the Newbies
- New users on the Internet are sometimes called "newbies". Everybody was a newbie once.
- It is considered to be very good netiquette to share your knowledge and help others who ask questions, thereby passing on some of the knowledge you have gained.
- Help the newbies as you wish you were helped.

2. Research Before Asking
- As a common courtesy, you should always check the Frequently Asked Questions files, search the Internet, and search the newsgroups for the answer to a question before sending email to a human being.

3. Remember Emotion
- Don't use capitals unnecessarily -- it designates shouting, and is considered rude.
- Be particularly polite when disagreeing with others.
- Wherever possible, acknowledge good points made, and then respectfully describe the areas where you disagree to produce the most productive conversation.

4. People Aren't Organizations
- Never assume that a person is speaking for the organization.
- To ensure that people can make this distinction, some folks put a sentence in the signature that says something like the following:
"All opinions are personal expressions of the author alone".

Source: http://www.livingint...a_nq_basics.htm

#2 athena_liz24


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Posted 29 September 2009 - 11:23 PM

Ate beng, thank you po for this!!! This will help me as well. :) Pahiram po ah. Post ko sa pex...

#3 AC


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:03 AM

Ang ganda ng nakuha mo ate Beng! ^ ^ i hope everyone will be able to read this. Thanks for sharing.

#4 sarah_geronimitis_patient



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Posted 01 October 2009 - 06:42 AM

you're welcome guys... sana nga mabasa ng marami.
jane, feel free to share sa pex.... thanks for being proactive! :)

#5 mirk


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Posted 01 October 2009 - 06:49 AM

Thank you for the guidelines ate. Hope every one of us tries their best to follow the following. :)

#6 gladysarah


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:44 PM

tenkyu te bheng :)

#7 alexandra_08

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:15 PM

wohooooh.' :45sgWohoo:

thnx pu sa GUIDELINES.!


#8 MegaSG4ever



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Posted 30 October 2009 - 03:46 AM

hello po. pls help me!

super gustong gusto ko na magpost dito kaya lang lagi pong error kpg click ko yung "new topic"

pano ba yung tamang pagpopost?? nabasa ko na rin po yung mga guidelines.

thank you. i hope you can help me. message me pls. :)

#9 sarah_geronimitis_patient



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Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:06 PM

hello po. pls help me!

super gustong gusto ko na magpost dito kaya lang lagi pong error kpg click ko yung "new topic"

pano ba yung tamang pagpopost?? nabasa ko na rin po yung mga guidelines.

thank you. i hope you can help me. message me pls. :)

hello MegaSG4ever! :wave: welcome to sg.com!
this is kind of offtopic for this thread. you can post your question/concern on the Questions Subforum, or if you can't create a new topic there as well, send a PM to me or anybody from the staff.

a quick reply to your concern though, not everybody can create a new topic in certain subforums. some are limited only to staff members. hope that helps! :)

ps. your PM utility is disabled, so i opted to reply to you here.

#10 crisher_08


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:48 PM

thank you :)

dapat nga ganyan :)

#11 mayden


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Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:45 PM

Very well said... I am now trying to be a better netizen. Cause I know I haven't been like that before. :)

#12 YourHeavenlyHusband

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:31 PM

O.K! God bless you, all! :52sgThumb:

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