1. Some people like very hard talk.
The most efficient way to avoid insult and harassment on the Internet is
simply to be calm and sensible. Be aware, that internet is not
virtual reality. Insult, thread and harassment are very real. The damage
some people cause to communities can be enormous.
2. Be it on the Internet or in the
"real" world, insult and harassment is insult and harassment. Have you been
a victim? Write a letter to the site manager and let him (or her) know.
He or she may know the person and may be able to contact the harasser. If
the phenomenon repeats itself and of course, if it gets worse, contact the
police, so they will pay a visit to the harasser. If you receive mail from a
known 'provo' getting explanations about other people this person hates
especially, send copy to the site manager. Such behaviour is the
definite proof for insane hatred and a very problematic personal structure.
3. Harasser, remember: You can easily
be caught and
not every site manager is willing to contact you prior to take more
4. Chose a suitable chat room. The
name "Nocturnal Orgasms" gives you a fairly broad hint about the kind of
conversations at that site and about the nature of what is acceptable there.
If somebody opens a conversation with phrases like "I am Your
nightmare" or "I easily can get you an ulcer"
immediately stop that conversation.
5. Adults should keep out of kiddies'
rooms and vice versa. Once you have chosen a suitable chat room, take a look
at the users' names, listen in to the conversation for a few minutes and,
once you have understood the nature of the conversation, decide whether to
stay or to continue to another room.
6. Harassment is always the
fault of the harasser. One sick person can keep the site manager
more busy then hundreds of normal users and many rooms had to be closed down
to calm the maniak or were destroyed by the necessity to erase insults.
7. Do not do unto others what you
would not have done unto you. That includes harassment, impoliteness and
8. Always remember: We came here to
have a good time.