Chat rooms in general are great ways to learn about any subject.
Bingo chat rooms are no different. That being said, there is etiquette that must be abided by, especially if you are newbie.
The worst thing you can do with any community chat room is to ostracize yourself from the main contributors and moderators. If you are a new bingo player, or even if you play bingo all of the time, you don’t want to conduct yourself in a manner by which other bingo players are put off by you.
First and foremost, if you find yourself in bingo chat room, you need to realize that you should respect the other community members. It should go without saying, but often times in chat rooms all across the internet, users are saying things that they would never dare say directly to someone face to face. If people are online trying to get tips on how to play bingo, the last thing they want to deal with is someone acting immature or hurtful.
Often times, if you are a new bingo player, you want to learn as much as possible about the game. Bingo chat rooms give you a great opportunity to do so. If you are new to these rooms, you should take some time to review the previous posts before you post a question of your own. Be sure to utilize the search features, and phrase your question in different ways to ensure that your question hasn’t already been answered. If it has, then great; your question has been dealt with in the past.
If it hasn’t, and you are sure you need to move forward with asking your question, then you need to make sure that you ask your question in the correct forum category, as this tends to irritate moderators and contributors.
Nothing turns off members of an online chat room more than constant solicitors or trolls. In addition, posting about topics that are not relevant to bingo can drive users away from these forums.
In other words, you may have a great point of view with regards to politics or religion, but it is doubtful that anyone on the bingo chat room would care very much. Make sure to report frequent abusers to help the moderators keeps the forum clean and free of these constant intrusions.
Online chat rooms can provide a vehicle for knowledge transfer unlike any other on the internet. Allowing a group of people with a common interest to talk about bingo in a safe and encouraging environment, makes for a situation for people to share about their experiences.
Make sure that over time and you become more experienced on these topics, that you give back to these forums. Chat rooms are only as good as the contributors that provide information in a timely manner. No one likes to see a forum with the most recent post being three years old.