is the name for the code of rules governing
socially acceptable behavior. These codes may
vary from place to place, because of differing
customs. All cultures around the world have
developed forms of etiquette which are used
to safeguard against conflict in social interactions.
There are special kinds of
etiquette such as Poker Etiquette or
Golf Etiquette which have special rules
relating to their disciplines. In modern western
etiquette, we are instructed to greet friends
and strangers with warmth, respect and hospitality.
We should not talk loud in public and avoid
disturbing others with loud music or noise.
We should arrive on time etc. Since etiquette
is dependent on culture, we may be shocked in
Because modern culture is
evolving, new forms of etiquette are constantly
developing when needed. We have all been irritated
when the fellow sitting next to you in the theatre
answers his cellular and loudly continues with
his long conversation oblivious to those around
him. Or the never ending spam messages overflowing
our email inbox... this is also a lack of consideration.
The new electronic methods of communication
have brought on a need for etiquette. These
new rules are sometimes called Netiquette
which are the set of formal and informal rules
of behavior that have evolved in cyberspace,
such as chat, blogs, e-mail, Facebook, etc.
Bingo Chat Etiquette
Bingo Chat Etiquette
is almost identical to Chat Etiquette.
The following rules should be followed while
participating in a chat room.
When choosing a nickname it
is important that it not be offensive. It should
not be ethnic or racial, includes foul language
or words with sexual connotations.
You should not type in all
CAPS as it is considered to be shouting. If
you want to call special attention to a word,
use an (*) in front of it. All caps are sometimes
reserved for use by the Chat Master.
Be respectful to other players
and the Chat Master. Try not to force your own
views on others and remember that everyone it
there for a pleasant experience. Be friendly
and welcome newcomers with warmth and respect.
Never impersonate others,
gossip about others, solicit money or advertise
in chat rooms.
Congratulate other players
when they win and be joyful of their success.
Always remember that the players
are from different walks of life and therefore
care must be taken not to offend anyone.
Because while chatting you
cannot read body english or hear voice tones,
Emotion Icons were invented to communicate these
unseen signals. Some of these icons are:
:) — Smile
;) - Wink
:-( - Unhappy
Sometimes there is no Emotion
Icon to represent an action or emotion, Actions
were invented to come to the rescue. These actions
should be shown between (*). Shown below are
some of these actions.
*lol* - Laughing out loud
*k* - Kiss
*vwg* - Very wicked grin
An acronym is a word from
from the initial letter of a name such as BLNT
(Better Luck Next Time). It is a method used
in chat to cut down on typing. Some examples
are shown below:
asap - As soon as possible
gle - Good luck everyone
tyvm - Thank you very much
You are now ready to start
chatting so get ready to make lots of new
friends and GL :)
If you need more information
specific acronyms, Acronyms,
and Emotion icons, go here.
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we hope you learned a lot.