How To Be Civil- In A Gazillion Easy Lessons!
I’m going to take a very gentle position on this topic- in my mind, it’s very subjective and open to individual interpretation.
But for me, online civility includes 2 things:
1. Not posting anything I wouldn’t want to have to read in a court of law.
2. Not posting anything I wouldn’t also say to a person’s face.
We all have differing levels of what we personally find acceptable behavior and language; some things are going to set one person off and not the next.
That’s why the “TOS” and other clearly defined rules of online behavior are imo a good thing- otherwise, we’re all essentially playing “Online Monopoly” without knowing the specific rules.
So… that’s about it for my thoughts. Not especially deep and rather simplistic…
How do we achieve civility? Damned if I know- it’s kinda like the “South Park Underpants Gnomes:
1. Collect Underpants
But I’m fully committed to trying to do better personally at listening to what is being said, asking questions without attacking (much) as to achieve online civility… 🙂