There are 9 things that make a group active and interesting: Group Etiquette
- Always learn to appreciate other people’s posts, even if they are not your friend: It makes them feel important and encouraged to come up with something more positive.
- Never run people down on the platform in a group chat: You will cause them to withdraw and will never come up with their objective views on issues.
- When you see something you don’t like from a member, inbox the person: Don’t attack him/her on the platform publicly.
- Never insult or use unpleasant languages on members: You expose your uncultured manners and attitude to people and may turn the platform to combat ground.
- Be quick to say sorry and apologize when u have erred: It helps to dose down the tension which your utterances must have created.
- Don’t try to enforce your ideas or suggestions on members: Nobody has monopoly of knowledge, allow majority conclusions to prevail on issues.
- Never settle scores with anybody on a general group chat: You will give others the opportunity to take sides, thereby causing others to withdraw.
- When anyone is celebrating: He/she may not need to be your friend before you celebrate with that person. It’s the spirit of brotherhood.
- Some have the gift of talking and others the gift of reading: Learn to contribute to the group when necessary. Even if it is just using the symbol 👍… It makes people know that you appreciate the group.
There are 3 types of posts you may see on a group chat:
- Offensive posts: Don’t attack the person, it could be a mistake, but you can attack the posts.
- Inspirational/educative posts: Commend the person. Don’t just read and keep quiet.
- Meaningless/wrongly uninformed posts: Start by appreciating the writer, then correct the information, but don’t hush him up with condemnation.