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Chat Etiquette for XR Group Chats

Here are a few Chat Etiquette Guidelines that are being used in XR Group Chats whether on Signal, Telegram or WhatsApp:

• Welcome newcomers!

• Please follow XR’s principles & values

• Avoid swearing

• Ideally keep discussion between 7am and 11pm

• Answer questions and make sure people feel heard

• Post off-topic messages in a more suitable channel

• If people leave the chat in response to a post, this is a sign of overheating - slow down, pause and reflect

• Take two-way conversations out of the chat. Don’t send unsolicited messages. Harassment will not be tolerated.

• Send a longer message over lots of separate ones; people then have the chance to opt in to read more.

• Avoid encouraging anyone to vote or not vote for a political party.

• Don't attribute info from this chat elsewhere, like quoting from it publicly and naming the originator.

• Avoid posting sensitive action info which can later be used as evidence