• Netiquette

    From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Mar 14 16:00:04 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Mar 31 16:00:16 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Apr 14 17:00:04 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Apr 30 17:00:06 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon May 14 17:00:02 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu May 31 17:00:06 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jun 14 17:00:02 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Jun 30 17:00:04 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Jul 14 17:00:02 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Aug 31 17:00:04 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Sep 30 17:00:04 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Oct 31 16:00:04 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Nov 30 16:07:46 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Dec 31 16:00:04 2001
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jan 31 16:00:14 2002
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Mar 31 16:00:04 2002
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Oct 1 01:00:04 2002
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Oct 15 01:00:02 2002
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Nov 1 00:44:04 2002
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Nov 15 01:35:42 2002
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Dec 1 00:00:06 2002
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Dec 15 00:00:04 2002
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Jan 1 00:00:08 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Jan 15 00:00:06 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Feb 1 00:00:08 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Feb 15 00:00:02 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Mar 1 00:24:24 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Mar 15 00:00:02 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Apr 1 00:00:04 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Apr 15 01:10:46 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu May 1 01:00:06 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu May 15 01:00:04 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Jun 1 02:58:10 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Jun 15 01:00:02 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Jul 15 01:00:02 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Aug 1 01:00:04 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Oct 1 01:00:06 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Nov 10 12:06:14 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Nov 15 00:00:04 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Dec 1 00:00:06 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Dec 15 00:00:04 2003
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jan 1 00:00:06 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jan 15 17:38:44 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Feb 1 00:00:04 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Feb 15 00:00:04 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Mar 1 01:35:46 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Mar 15 00:00:04 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Apr 1 00:00:04 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Apr 15 01:00:04 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat May 1 01:00:04 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat May 15 01:00:04 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Jun 1 01:00:04 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Jun 15 01:00:04 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jul 1 01:43:22 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jul 15 01:00:08 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Aug 1 01:00:16 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Aug 15 01:00:16 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Sep 1 01:00:14 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Sep 15 01:00:06 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Oct 15 01:00:06 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.
    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Nov 1 00:00:16 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.
    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Nov 15 00:00:16 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.
    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Dec 15 00:35:12 2004
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.
    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Jan 1 00:00:16 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Jan 15 00:00:14 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Feb 15 00:00:14 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Mar 1 00:00:16 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Mar 15 00:00:14 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Apr 1 00:23:06 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Apr 15 01:00:16 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun May 1 01:00:16 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun May 15 01:00:16 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Jun 1 01:00:16 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Jun 15 01:00:14 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Jul 1 01:00:16 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Jul 15 01:00:14 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Aug 1 01:00:06 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Aug 15 07:18:58 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Sep 1 01:00:16 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Sep 15 01:00:14 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Oct 1 01:00:16 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Nov 1 00:00:14 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Nov 15 00:00:06 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Dec 1 00:00:16 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Dec 15 00:00:16 2005
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Jan 1 00:00:16 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Jan 15 00:00:16 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Feb 1 00:00:16 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Feb 15 00:00:16 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Mar 1 00:00:16 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Mar 15 00:00:16 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Apr 1 00:00:16 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Apr 15 01:00:16 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jun 1 01:00:04 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jun 15 01:00:04 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Jul 1 01:00:06 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Jul 15 01:00:06 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Aug 1 01:00:06 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Aug 15 01:00:04 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Sep 1 00:00:06 2006
    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Sep 15 00:00:04 2006

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Oct 15 00:00:04 2006

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Nov 1 00:00:06 2006

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Nov 15 00:00:04 2006

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Dec 1 00:00:08 2006

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Dec 15 00:00:06 2006

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Jan 15 00:00:06 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Feb 15 00:00:06 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Mar 1 00:00:14 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Mar 15 00:00:06 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Apr 1 00:00:10 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Apr 15 00:00:08 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue May 1 00:00:10 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue May 15 00:00:16 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Jun 1 00:00:06 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Sep 15 12:41:58 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Oct 15 00:00:12 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Nov 1 00:12:14 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Nov 15 00:00:14 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Dec 1 00:26:24 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Dec 15 18:56:30 2007

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Jan 1 00:00:14 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Jan 15 00:00:14 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Feb 1 00:00:14 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Feb 15 00:00:14 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Mar 1 00:00:14 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Apr 1 00:00:14 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Apr 15 00:00:14 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu May 1 00:36:32 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu May 15 00:00:14 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Jun 1 00:00:16 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Jul 1 00:00:08 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Jul 15 00:00:16 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Aug 1 00:00:08 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Aug 15 00:00:18 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Sep 1 00:00:06 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Sep 15 00:00:08 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Oct 1 00:00:08 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Oct 15 00:00:16 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Nov 1 00:00:18 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Nov 15 00:00:08 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Dec 1 00:00:16 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Dec 15 00:00:16 2008

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Johan Zwiekhorst@2:292/100 to Moderator on Wed Dec 17 00:20:26 2008
    Hi Moderator!

    In your message to All, dated <Monday December 15 2008 00:00>, you wrote:

    M: Communication Etiquette in Modern Media

    Would you please consider not posting these if no other messages are posted in the echo since your last rules posting? As it is now, you're slowly filling up the entire message base with rules and extinguishing any old mail that was in there. I'd rather you didn't do that. As soon as an echo contains only rules, I'll disconnect it.

    Kind regards,

    ._|~/_

    e-mail: johan@zwiekhorst.be_NOSPAM
    web: http://www.zwiekhorst.be_NOBOTS

    --- EMMA v0.9b
    * Origin: Tripod BBS Belgium - bortaS bIr jablu'DI'reH QaQqu' nay' (2:292/100)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jan 1 00:00:18 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jan 15 00:00:08 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Feb 1 00:00:08 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Feb 15 00:00:10 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Mar 1 00:00:16 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Mar 15 00:00:16 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Apr 1 00:00:08 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Apr 15 00:00:14 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri May 1 00:00:16 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri May 15 00:00:08 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Jun 1 00:00:16 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Jun 15 00:00:08 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Jul 1 00:00:08 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Jul 15 00:00:16 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Aug 1 00:00:14 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat Aug 15 00:00:06 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Sep 1 00:00:10 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Sep 15 00:58:20 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Oct 1 00:04:26 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Oct 15 00:00:16 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Nov 1 00:00:10 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Nov 15 00:00:16 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Dec 1 00:05:34 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Dec 15 00:00:08 2009

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Jan 1 00:00:18 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Jan 15 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Feb 1 00:20:36 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Feb 15 00:00:14 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Mar 1 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Mar 15 00:00:16 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Apr 1 00:30:52 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Apr 15 00:00:12 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat May 1 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sat May 15 00:13:22 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Jun 1 00:00:18 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Jun 15 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jul 1 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Jul 15 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Aug 1 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Sun Aug 15 00:00:06 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Sep 1 00:00:18 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




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  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Sep 15 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Oct 1 00:00:18 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Fri Oct 15 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Nov 1 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Nov 15 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Dec 1 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Wed Dec 15 00:00:08 2010

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
    message rather than responding. You can respond in an impersonal but
    polite way, not letting the attack affect you at all. Or you can send a message to the Moderator, expressing your unease at the tone or attack
    of the message you received and let the moderator take care of it.

    2. Understanding the Twit: Occasionally, someone joins a net or echo
    with only one interest, to cause as much uproar as possible. They may
    simply personally attack every person on the net, or sometimes they
    attack every idea or subject thread they find, for the same purpose.
    They are often racist, sexist, nationist, or just plain stupid. If the
    rest of the members of the net refuse to communicate with the twit, s/he
    will usually lose interest and stop posting.

    Sometimes normally reasonable people become twits without realizing it,
    taking some argument or disagreement past the point of courtesy and
    drawing in others. The discipline of electronic communication really
    requires a more detached viewpoint than normal in other communication
    medias, because the usual subliminal undercurrents of communication one receives in other two-way mediums do not exist. Sarcasm and humor can
    easily become misunderstood, and cause unintended ill feelings.

    In electronic mediums, honesty, tact, and straightforwardness are of
    great significance. Without them, communication can stop cold.

    In dealing with twits, especially the more obvious ones, there are five
    common sense rules to always use:

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #1 (ECSR1): If possible, never READ twit's
    posts. Step over manure or your shoe will stink.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #2 (ECSR2): Never ANSWER a twit's posts!!!!! Stirring manure makes it stink worse.

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #3 (ECSR3): Never QUOTE a twit's posts!!!!!
    That's like smearing manure on your friends!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #4 (ESCR4): Never MENTION a twit to another echoer!!! That's like sharing a manure sandwich!

    Echoer's Common Sense Rule #5 (ECSR5): LET THE MODERATOR HANDLE THE
    TWIT!!!!! He has the right kind of manure shovel.

    With these few hints, communication over computers can become a true joy instead of a cold hassle.




    * Origin: (1:3634/12)
  • From Moderator@1:3634/12 to All on Tue Feb 1 00:00:18 2011

    Communication Etiquette in Modern Media
    Author *Unknown*

    When involved in communications, especially in computer echos, awareness
    of certain concepts make the activity more fun for everyone. Two main
    concepts stand out, primarily because people tend to REACT to negative
    messages with negative responses.

    1. Impersonal responses to personal attacks: Computer communications
    are almost always written. Due to the fact that words carry only
    limited information, the noise to information ratio can become very
    dense, with a sentence the sender considered very mild becoming a
    hurricane of emotion in the mind of the receiver. Therefore try to keep personal nouns and pronouns, like "you" and "your" out of any message
    that may cause disagreement among the other members of the echo or net.

    If necessary to express disagreement with an idea, couching the words of
    your message in impersonal terms works best.

    Bad response:
    "I think you are stupid to think motherboards should just be thrown away
    rather than fixed." This message may well cause the receiver to respond
    with some nasty reply, clogging the net with negative personal argument.

    Better response:
    "I have always found that motherboards could be fixed." This presents
    an opposite view, but the receiver will less likely consider it a
    personal attack.

    If someone disagrees with you personally, or even attacks you viciously,
    you have three options on an Echo or Net. You can simply ignore the
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