To participate in our Wiki book chats, you agree to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Before jumping into the conversation, take a few moments to read what others have said. Then you will be able to enter the conversation intelligently.

  • Before hitting the "Send" or "Submit" button, review your message. Remember: you are communicating with other human beings, with feelings, sensitivities, and opinions. The ease and speed of the Internet makes it easy to say something you will regret later.

  • Respect others' opinions. We often learn when we hear an opinion that differs from our own.

  • Do not make personal or insulting remarks. Doing so will mean that you lose the privilege of participation in the chat.

  • Adhere to correct spelling and grammar rules. If you intend to post a long comment, consider preparing it in a word processing program, review it for spelling and grammar and then copy and paste it into the chat conversation. You can use Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + V to paste the message.

  • Break long messages into paragraphs for easier reading.

  • Use ALL CAPS sparingly. It is the equivalent of shouting. You may want to put a word or phrase you want to emphasize within asterisks, use an italicized font, use boldface type, or put it in quotation marks.

  • Do not try to use emoticons (keyboard combinations that look like faces) or acronyms unless everyone knows what they mean.

  • Remember. . .all postings stay on the Wiki until either Mrs. Heaton or Mrs. Wright removes them, so take seriously what you post.