Comments on: How to Use Chat Room Etiquette Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Brigitte Mon, 08 Dec 2008 09:37:03 +0000 Good, clear post; I think that “chatroom etiquette” isn’t much different from the etiquette people (should) use in real life; be polite, dont yell, don’t be offensive, debate in a civilized manner, just treat the other as you want to be treated, be helpful….
It’s all very simple really 🙂

By: Amber Sun, 07 Dec 2008 07:29:58 +0000 Maybe it’s just me, but the absolute most irritating thing people do in chat rooms is type in what I call idiot speak.
For example: “How r u dng 2day?”
I understand that we have to be able to shorten our messages when we’re texting, but really, is that kind of crap necessary in an actual chat room? Or worse, an email?
Then there are people that talk almost explicitly in chat acronyms. Seems like I’ve just learned all the latest ones when suddenly a whole new bunch of them come out. I’m only 28 so I don’t think I should feel that much like an old fogey when trying to chat with people.
Thanks for the chatroom etiquette lesson!

By: Ron Knights Sun, 07 Dec 2008 03:49:36 +0000 I don’t enter chat rooms very often. I am so shy that I usually just sit there and watch the others talk.

I had to wince when you mentioned excessive punctuation. I’ve been known to break a few rules in my writing.

Fortunately many people accept that as part of my charm.

By: bud Sat, 06 Dec 2008 19:44:14 +0000 My pet monkey *totally* rocks. I mean it TOTALLY rocks. It rocks totally. It totally ROCKS!

I think Caps are okay to emphasize stress in a phrase. You coluld also use other symbols to denote that stress. “All Caps” are a no-no. But it is equally rude to waste chatroom bandwidth by jumping in and saying “Stop Yelling” any time anyone uses caps at all.

Think of comic book balloons. Some words are in a bolder hand, to emphasize how the line is to be read. The easiest way to accomplish that in ASCII (I’m not yelling, its an acronym) is to use capital letters. Or you could use underscore or asterisks IN THE CASE when there is a chat room nazi jumping on someone everytime the shift key is used.

By: Albert Maruggi Sat, 06 Dec 2008 12:42:36 +0000 etiquette is one thing, this post covers the major and perhaps not so obvious ones. How about this? Are you more relaxed in a chat setting that you’d ask questions you would not in a physical setting, say a reception?

Without the benefit of seeing what is going on behind the scenes, body language or facial expressions, some of the major communications cues are missing. I try to keep this in mind before I hit send. Also , since I am setting out to be the funniest, smart guy on twitter, I’ll follow up some tweets that go for the laugh with a caveat tweet, just in case what I intended to say was not what the receiver perceived.

yeah, comedy, it’s a tough racket.

All the best, Chris.

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