Chat rooms are an exciting way to connect with other individuals who share a common interest with you, even if that interest is simply the desire to meet new people and have a conversation, Chat rooms are a new type of social environment that has emerged in the digital space.
Assuming your goal in entering in a chatroom is to be an active participant and communicate with other individuals in a way that leaves you feeling satisfied and fulfilled, it is essential you know not just what you should do, but also what you shouldn’t do.
In this article, I will go over 5 basic rules of what NOT TO DO in chatrooms. If you follow these simple principles, you can enter with confidence that you have set yourself up for success.
Rule 1: Do Not Spam The Group With Repeated Questions, Topics, or Links
Nobody likes a spammer. Don’t waste people’s brain calories on things that are already in existence. Instead, add additional value to pre-existing threads.
Rule 2: Do Not Only Expect To Receive Value, Also Give Value
Chatrooms are online spaces with real people behind each screen. Do not just use chatrooms for your one-sided benefits if your goal is to be a respected member of the group. If you want people to respond to your questions and comments thoughtfully, you must also respond to other people’s questions and comments. It takes two (or more in this case) to tango.
Rule 3: Do Not Expect Instant Responses, Be Patient
Just because you are completely immersed in the question or comment you just posted in a chatroom doesn’t mean you ought to expect people to get back to you instantly. People have lives, give them time. Be patient.
Rule 4: Avoid Using The Phrase A/S/L or Its Variations
A/S/L (Age/Sex/Location) in most chatrooms is considered to be rude and spammy. If you want to establish yourself in the group you must abide by social etiquette
Rule 5: Don’t Be Inconsistent.
It is not necessary to be consistent if you aren’t interested in being an a known and valuable member to a chatroom. But if you are interested in such thing, you must be fairly consistent. Consistently posting and responding to people will establish yourself and, over time, yield much more value coming your way.