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Old 05-21-2009, 06:11 AM   #1
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Default [Make your posts sound nicer] [Show your personalities]

Sorry if this thread has been made before, but I have just been noticing this.

A lot of times when I'm talking to people on here, their posts come off sounding a bit rude. Then I will ask them why they are being rude, and it turns out that wasn't their intention, they were really being nice but I just didn't realize it.

On WI, we can't hear the tone of your voice or see facial expressions, so try adding smilies to your posts. It shows that your being friendly and nice.

Example. I've seen this a lot before.

Person A - Hey look! I got a new star!
Person B - Oh wow, congrats

Now that sounds a bit rude, doesn't it? Here's what would make it better.

Person A - Hey look! I got a new star!
Person B - Oh wow, congrats

See? Doesn't the second one seem so much nicer?


It also adds some nice personality to your posts.

Example. Of showing personality


Person A - I love yogurt.

See, that sentence is a bit boring. By adding a few smilies, it can change this sentence.

Person A - I love yogurt .




So yup, just a friendly reminder

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Old 05-21-2009, 08:25 AM   #2
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Thank you for reminding us! Smilies can really brighten up someone's day!
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:34 AM   #3
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I think this is all really good advice. BUT... remember that we are not in control of how others respond to what we write. I personally think the most effective way of ensuring that you don't see "rudeness" when it may not be there is to assume that the other poster had good intentions and that maybe you are seeing something that isn't there.

Sometimes of course, the rudeness is obvious. Other times it's questionable. In both cases, please flag the post for a moderator so that someone impartial can decide.

But also re-read the post and consider whether there is any other way to take something you consider is rude-ish. Most people on WI are generally very nice and a lot can get lost in text. Most of the time it's how something is read, not how something was meant.
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If the posts seem rude, it is best you flag them for a moderator or administrator to come and investigate. Rudeness is not tolerated on
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