Kylie - posted on 11/05/2009 ( 39 moms have responded )
Please be respectful of others' opinions, even when you disagree
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And here is some more important info for all new members!
Internet etiquette or netiquette guides us in proper behavior on the Internet. There are widely accepted rules of behavior to follow when you're online. It is very important to learn and follow these rules.
As a newbie (someone new to the Internet) you do not want to venture into cyberspace until you are familiar with the acceptable rules of Internet behavior. There are a few tips that can help you feel more comfortable with the new situations cyberspace will throw at you. With a little practice you can become a responsible internet user.
Here are some things to remember anytime you are online:
*Do unto others, as you'd have others do unto you. Be polite and courteous at all times. Remember that you're not communicating with a computer screen, but with a human being who has thoughts and feelings just like you. So, always think of the person on the receiving end of your messages.
* Do not TYPE ALL IN CAPITAL LETTERS for emphasis. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE SHOUTING.
*Remember that the written word is hard to interpret. When you speak to someone, that person can hear the tone of your voice. If they can see you, they can take visual clues from your face and body to better understand your meaning. All of this is lost in text, and sometimes responses can come across as mean or rude, even when you did not intend them this way. This is the reason some people use emoticons (visual clues) in their e-mails, it saves a lot of confusion.
* Be universal. This is an international site with mothers from all over the planet with different , cultures and religions.
*Be brief whenever possible. No one wants to read through a lot of unnecessary information.
* Don't flame. Do not send rude or offensive postings. It's bad manners and can get seriously out of hand (flame wars). So don't flame others and if you are flamed, do not respond: .
* Make a good impression. Remember that the written word is the only way you can represent yourself online, so spelling and grammar count. If you are going to be writing a large amount of text for other people to see, make sure you break it up using paragraphs, it will make it easier on the eye for those that will read it.
*Be patient with newcomers. Once you have become an Internet expert, it is easy to forget that you started out as a newbie too. Learning the rules of cyberspace is much like learning a new language; it takes practice, and includes making mistakes. So if you come across someone else's mistakes on the net, don't put them down, just politely point them in the right direction for guidance.
* Be careful sharing to much personal information on the internet ,
* Please be aware of posting naked photo's of your children on circle of mums , this is an open site where anyone can enter and view your pictures .
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