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Community Netiquette: How to Avoid Stepping on Virtual Toes

Community Guy

Good community netiquette dictates that you participate with, not market to each community, and that’s no quick or easy task. There’s nothing worse than a “drop in”… a blogger, forum poster, or commenter that swings by a community, asks for help or pitches a product then disappears never to be seen again, until the next time they need something. If you post a blog entry or forum thread, watch the discussion for people asking follow-up questions.

Full Circle Online Interaction Blog: Updating my basic article on online facilitation

John Tropea - Delicious Community

We can role model and describe processes to assist groups. Knowledgeable about design. Ideally, they are involved in the conceptualization, design and implementation of the online space to ensure that group member needs are accounted for. Part conversationalist, part counselor, part role model and sometimes even part bouncer. You can also participate in forums and email groups like OnlineFacilitation created for online hosts and facilitators.

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