How to Treat People on wikiHow IRC

Sometimes, in IRC, it can be easy to forget that people are not trolls or trying to cause trouble. This article hopes to help with that.

Steps

  1. Image titled Treat People on wikiHow IRC Step 1
    1
    Don't assume that someone is trying to cause trouble or start an argument. Some people just need to learn how to address others and learn how to speak to others via a digital format.
  2. Image titled Treat People on wikiHow IRC Step 2
    2
    Don't be confrontational. If you feel offended, take a deep breath and talk to the other person calmly. Nine times out of ten, the offense was accidental.
  3. Image titled Treat People on wikiHow IRC Step 3
    3
    Use the opportunity to teach someone. If you see a new person and they aren't obviously trying to cause trouble, don't be confrontational.
  4. Image titled Treat People on wikiHow IRC Step 4
    4
    Do not take things personally. When people take things personally, they seem to go into 'aggressor' mode and start taking things to the next level.
  5. Image titled Treat People on wikiHow IRC Step 5
    5
    If you are an IRC admin, take the above steps to the next level...be less confrontational, more willing to teach, less willing to take things personally. It is important to keep things going the wikiHow way, even in the IRC chat.

Article Info

Categories: Internet Relay Chat | Using the Forums | What You Can Do to Help