) Step #4 – The ins and outs of lurking “Lurk” before you leap.
Before you post a message, or jump into any conversation, ‘lurk’ a little. When you are ready to post a message keep it to the same topic and be concise. On the same note, don’t waste peoples time by posting gibberish or by repeating yourself, this will make you very unpopular.
Dominating the conversation is a never a good thing, nor is making rude comments.
There is no guarantee that they have been honest about who they really are. Approach chatting to friends online with a good sense of humour, a desire to make and maintain friendships and to discuss topics actively and calmly.
Many websites also like you to create a profile, this gives you a chance to let the other Users know a little about you – however it’s not the place to enter any personal details, not even your surname.
Your town is as specific as you need to be, as are your sexual preferences (but keep it clean!
This means that you should get a feel for the topic being discussed and the tone being used. If you are making a specific comment about an earlier message, include that part of the message as a quote with your response below.
This also stops you from repeating another User’s posting. Step #6 – Mind your internet manners Use your manners boys!