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Offline Susan

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Civility and Netiquitte
« on: July 04, 2018, 02:38:13 pm »
I want you all to work very hard on being less confrontational and brusque with how you respond to people on these forums.

Definition of brusque

1: markedly short and abrupt
    a brusque reply
2: blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness
    They were brusque with the customers


Things to think about when composing, and before making a post.
  • Be civil even when you don't feel polite.
  • Think about how others may read or misread what you wrote before posting it, clarifying it if necessary so that there is less likelihood of misunderstandings.
  • Consider how it might make others feel.
  • Don't intentionally offend people whenever possible.
  • Don't be passively aggressive.
The things you say in your posts affects other people's opinion of you and influences their dealings with you. It can also cause them emotional or psychological pain and lingering hurt feelings.

I can't tell you how many times I have written responses and then not posted it, or rewritten it; because I realize I violated one of those principles during my review before posting it, or just that it may end up being overly confrontational.

You all should be doing the same.
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Offline Devlyn

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Re: Civility and Netiquitte
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 02:56:19 pm »
I only speak in twenty five words or less!  :laugh:

Speaking of Netiquette, can we crack down on ALL CAPS THREAD TITLES?

Hugs, Devlyn