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Discussion Guidelines

Please read this article before posting messages on the I AM JAMAICA group page.

Site Notes

Any communication among people requires that certain basic premises be understood and accepted by all parties, I AM JAMAICA discussions are no different. Please take a moment to read the following guidelines so that you are clear on the premises that underlie the I AM JAMAICA Group.

Note that repeated violators will be warned first, and then have their privilege revoked if the violations are repeated. We would prefer not to do this, so we ask everyone to be respectful and keep it civil.

Tone of voice

WRITING IN ALL CAPS IS EQUIVALENT TO SHOUTING – and would be considered offensive by some members, therefore we ask that you refrain from doing so. Also, please keep in mind that it's easy to recognize irony, facetiousness, and sarcasm from a speaker, via accompanying facial expressions and tone of voice. It's a lot harder when you're reading something written (probably) by a stranger. The judicious use of emoticons (small text glyphs that indicate emotion) when writing can help to prevent misunderstandings.

• - smiley face, humour
• - winking face, sarcasm or irony
• - wry face, dry humour
• - frowning face, sadness
• - nauseated face, disappointment, disgust

Net Lingo

Not everyone was posting to newsgroups in the mid-1980s, so don't assume readers will automatically understand what AFAIK, IMHO, or ROFLMAO mean.

Be Polite

The I AM JAMAICA discussion is no place for world-rending battles and wars. If you're too annoyed to write respectfully and politely, then don't write until you have calmed down.

Be Sensitive

Online discussions generally bring diverse people together, and misunderstandings are common when the discussion consists of casually written messages on a public forum. While we normally eschew double standards, this is one case when a double standard is exactly what everyone needs: write your messages as conservatively as possible, and read other people's messages as liberally as possible.

If the meaning or intent of a post is ambiguous, try to give the writer the benefit of the doubt. As always, write your reply with respect and sensitivity, and do not be accusatory. If you suspect a particular meaning, don't write, "How dare you suggest xxx!?" Instead, write, "I'm not sure I understand this message. Could you please explain what you meant?"

Be Tolerant

Finally, exercise tolerance. You won't agree with everything you read, but argue respectfully, and agree to disagree before taking an argument personally and attacking the person who wrote it.