Tuesday, October 13, 2015

LSAG: Notes on Netiquette; Please Read

Etiquette:  conventional requirements of social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.

Netiquette:  the
rules of etiquette that apply when communicating over computer networks, especially the Internet.

General Communication Netiquette:

-If you wouldn't say it to someone in person, don't say it online.  It all reads the same.

-Don't write in all caps unless you are emphasizing a word or phrase.  Otherwise this reads as yelling at the person. 

-Be careful how you use exclamation points.  One little !, & you have done the same thing as yelling your point instead of saying it politely.

-Remember with LSAG & fellow art leaguers, you are dealing with volunteers who are serving you.  They don't get paid to take abuse and are often trying to give everyone opportunities.  If you find you have complaints, maybe it is time to volunteer.

-Remember your ads are public.  They go on the Facebook page & are on the blog 24 hrs. a day every day.  Be clear, concise, & always give a contact...and know they are accessible to the public.

-Read a post carefully, & if a reply is needed, be on time & do your best to follow directions.

-Do not post copyrighted material.  Neither will we.  If in doubt, leave it out.  If you do not have that person's permission to post their picture, artwork, or bio, then don't post it.  While it is a lovely thought for us to feature all of the artists of LSAG, each artist must give express permission to share their bios & pictures of their work.  It is a legal thing.
-Don't hog the list by over-doing posts.  Combine or rotate ads so you are not taking over the mass of a newsletter or group discussion page.  This is also referred to as spamming.