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Very Good Ideas
1. Give newbies (newcomers to online participation) a break. Everyone’s new sometime, and newbies naturally make inadvertent mistakes.
2. If you feel angry at someone's post: think through your replies before posting them. If you feel hostility toward someone, write a draft, then refrain from sending until you have cooled down and re-read your post. When in doubt, save the message overnight and reread it in the morning before hitting the "send" button. Your thoughtful and considerate disagreement could be the deciding factor in changing someone's mind (even those who are just lurking – i.e., reading messages but not posting themselves).
3. Brevity – if you want your message read, you’re best off keeping it short and on-topic. Most readers will just automatically skip past long, rambling messages.
4. If you have communication you specifically want to be seen by IBOAI’s Board of Directors, consider sending that message directly to email@example.com, Attn: Board of Directors, even if you also post it on the IBOAI Blog.
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