Just stop doing what it was they complained about and apologize.Even if you feel you were misinterpreted or unfairly accused, chances are good there was something you could’ve communicated better — remember that it’s your responsibility to make your fellow Rustaceans comfortable.In particular, avoid flirting with offensive or sensitive issues, particularly if they’re off-topic; this all too often leads to unnecessary fights, hurt feelings, and damaged trust; worse, it can drive people away from the community entirely.And if someone takes issue with something you said or did, resist the urge to be defensive.On the basis of a corpus of e-chat IRC exchanges (approximately 10,000 words in total) between Greek- and English-speaking speakers, this article establishes a typical generic structure for two-party IRC exchanges, by focusing on how participants are oriented towards an ideal schema of phases and acts, as well as on how their interpersonal concerns contribute to the shaping of this schema.
Similarly, the work of John Swales (e.g., 1990) has emphasized the importance of moves and steps for language learning and teaching.
 However, claims of widespread gender anonymity have not been supported by research on online interaction. "Social dynamics of an on-line scholarly debate." The Information Society 13, 329-360.
In the present essay, I report on what has been found in a number of empirical studies of gender and CMC, and consider the implications of those findings for issues of access to online resources and social equality for women in the Internet Age. social uses of Internet Relay Chat." Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Orlando, FL, March 11.
Everyone wants to get along and we are all here first and foremost because we want to talk about cool technology.
You will find that people will be eager to assume good intent and forgive as long as you earn their trust.