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Student Chat Rooms
If you ever use chatrooms, remember these guidelines before beginning as suggested by Jo Torgessen (Chat Etiquette / Chat Protocol):
Take a look at these articles for more information on chatroom communication:
- Scan at least 10 to 20 posts to determine the topic being discussed before posting.
- Decide what tone the conversation has taken before posting.
- Your first post should be to greet everyone in the chat.
- Wait for your post to be recognized and others to greet you before jumping into the
- If you do not know any of the participants in the discussion, introduce yourself briefly.
- If you do not want to participate in the ongoing discussion, but want your presence
- known, state that you are lurking. This is polite, especially if you plan to chat once the topic shifts.
- When you are ready to leave the chat area, state you are leaving and then stay around andrespond to final messages.
- Your last post should end with a 'last post' indicator, such as /lp or /last, etc.