Saturday, April 8, 2017

Netiquette For Forwarding Invitations - Via Netiquette IQ

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Forwarding invitations

 Considerable care and thought should always be given to forwarding invitations. Core etiquette and Netiquette principles maintain almost sacrosanct adherence to avoid misusing the privacy of communications. If a situation is presented where an invitee wishes to add someone to a private meeting, social event, or other gathering, there are a number of steps that should be taken:
1.     Seek permission of the inviter (original sender).
2.     Determine who should be on the distribution list.
3.     Copy the original invitee.
4.     Remove unnecessary threads, but keep confidentiality clauses and disclaimers.
5.     Identify that this is a forwarded document.
6.     Ask the recipient not to forward the document, or attach a legal notice, if necessary.
7.     Never assume a sender will approve of forwarding correspondence.
8.     Do not forward documents if under nondisclosure or confidentiality agreements,
9.     Never add controversial, discriminatory, or derogatory comments to the basic text.
10.      Explain briefly and clearly to the recipient why the invitation is being forwarded. One should be mindful that some people will be offended because they were not original invitees.
11.      One may be selective in showing a full list of invitees, depending on any number of reasons, including size of the list, possible effect on attendance, specific instructions, or any number of other reasons.
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