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On line forum etiquette

  1. 1. On-line Forum Etiquette MATE 4th ICT4ELT National Conference Agadir, June 2-4, 2007 Abdellatif Zoubair, E-mail: zoubair2@hotmail.comJune 2007
  2. 2. Outline Rationale Terminology Basic rules Further tips Moderator’s roles Designing a sample ResourcesJune 2007
  3. 3. I. Rationale How different is cyberspace? What is netiquette for?June 2007
  4. 4. Key Terms1. cross posting: k. posting the same message to multiple forums2. double posting: h. posting the same message twice to the same forum3. flaming: e. comments intended to abuse or insult4. a hoax: i. false e-mail warning of a spreading virus5. a lurker: j. user who reads postings but rarely participates6. a moderator: g. someone responsible for managing a forumJune 2007
  5. 5. 7. netiquette: c. rules of conduct on online platforms8. online forum: a. web application for holding discussions9. spamming: b. advertising or posting repetitive messages10. a thread: f. a series of messages grouped by subject11. a troll: d. a user who breaches netiquette repeatedly and intentionallyJune 2007
  6. 6. Basic rules: Do’s and don’ts Don’t use CAPS Don’t forward hoaxes Check previous threads Avoid sending large attachmentsJune 2007
  7. 7. Do’s and don’ts (cont’d) No personal messages Don’t address feedback to persons Don’t interrupt the flow of discussion No spammingJune 2007
  8. 8. More do’s and don’ts Don’t ‘revive’ or ‘necro’ old topics Be concise Use standard language Don’t flame backJune 2007
  9. 9. Further tips Reflect upon form and content Be careful with humour Consult previous posts Check guidelinesJune 2007
  10. 10. More tips Be relevant Contribute Quote only relevant text Shorten signatureJune 2007
  11. 11. And always . . . « Remember the human! »June 2007
  12. 12. Moderator’s roles Start forum: -welcome message -set guidelines -invite people -provide help -...June 2007
  13. 13. Moderator’s roles (cont’d) Keep the conversation going Be available Edit posts Close forum .....June 2007
  14. 14. Task: start a forum Consider audience State topic Set guidelines ...June 2007
  15. 15. Web resources The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing Netiquette (Albion.com) Why it is sensible to observe the Netiquette The WWW version of NetiquetteJune 2007
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention and patience!June 2007

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