- Mar 2020
Before posting your question to a discussion board, check if anyone has asked it already and received a reply. Just as you wouldn’t repeat a topic of discussion right after it happened in real life, don’t do that in discussion boards either.
Read everyone else's post before posting your own question.
Stay on topic, don't post irrelevant links, comments thoughts or pictures. Don't type in leetspeak, abbreviations, ALL CAPS, etc.
Be polite, say please and thank you when soliciting help from your classmates.
Respect the opinions of your classmates if you disagree. Acknowledge valid points and understand others are entitled to have their own perspective on the issue.
Be brief when posting in the discussion boards.
Try and quote what your classmate said if you are referring to something specific. Give them credit.
Be forgiving of your classmates, they are learning and they too make mistakes.
Run a spelling or grammar check before posting anything to the discussion board. I'd recommend Grammar.ly.
Compose your discussion board post in a word or google document and then copy and paste it (save your responses for posterity).
You will be asked to participate in online discussions and engage with your peers. You should adhere to the following general guidelines (on top of any specific assignment instructions):
- Use proper language
- Be precise
- Avoid emoticons or "leetspeak".
- Be explanatory. Justify your opinion.
- Read all comments before hitting submit.
- Recognize and respect diversity.
- Tone down your language
- Control your temper
- Take your post seriously.
- Be credible, use sources.
- Dec 2018
Business Communication Etiquette
Communication is essential in all phase of life, including business. Lack of appropriate communication makes your message weakened or obscure and generates the reverse idea about you on others which can change your business very negatively. Being part of a business, it is essential that you communicate with the customers distinctly and completely to keep a good connection with them. Let’s discuss Business Communication Etiquette in details.
- Jan 2016
One thing that irritates me more than anything is the expectation people have to other people’s time, specifically open source project maintainers. They are not your tech support. They built a product you are using for free. You’re welcome.
I think the vast majority of open source users don't need to be told this. But it only takes a few jerks to regularly annoy someone.
Chris Patti added a good point. Even if you can't donate, you can send short thank-you emails. That should include anyone who makes something you find helpful or entertaining, whether it's software, open access books, MOOCs, tutorials, a blog, webcomics, videos, etc.