How To Avoid Being Flamed
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As any regular internet user will know, being flamed is not a good thing. It?s a great name, as things certainly get heated! Being flamed is when another user complains about your behaviour, and often other users join in. This may particularly happen on a forum, mailing list or newsgroup.
To avoid being flamed:
- Ensure you read the FAQ for the group before you first post
- Lurk for a while to get an idea of the tone and type of messages that are and are not relevant to a forum
- Post succinct messages that are relevant and, to your knowledge, are not repeating recent questions
- Do not spam a forum, or send more than a couple of messages a day
- Do not advertise affiliate links on a forum (other users will hate that and report you for spamming)
- Do not adopt an aggressive tone
- Avoid entering arguments on a point of disagreement with another user. You won?t gain anything even if you are right, and can only get stressed about the situation.
- If the worst comes to the worst and you are flamed, do not respond. Leave the forum for a couple of weeks, and come back when things have cooled down.
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