1. Make a positive contribution. I post only blogs, pictures, and videos that I believe will promote the awareness, knowledge, or enjoyment of other members of this community and advance their educational missions.
2. Give credit. I always cite my sources and my inspiration.
3. Appreciate great efforts. I spend time exploring the quests and missions completed by my fellow agents, and I leave positive feedback.
4. Always encourage, never disparage. Leave positive, helpful feedback and share links and connections that will add momentum to others’ efforts. When I disagree, I will be respectful. I will spend more time amplifying the ideas I agree with and helping the projects I’m excited about, than arguing about ideas I don’t agree with, or disparaging projects I’m not excited about.
5. Keep my eyes on the prize. Our goal is to make the world a better place.
(Keep in mind, too, grade school students all over the world are studying EVOKE. (As described earlier.) Keep the tone appropriate for them.)
One last thought from me: Let’s stay kind and calm at all times. Online social networks are never easy, and the EVOKE Network is no exception. It is an immense challenge for many people just to participate, when issues of technology, language, goals and culture all strike at once. In many ways, it is crazy to think that we can collectively overcome all these challenges, work out our differences, come up with innovative solutions and begin implementing them, all in the space of ten weeks. But from what I’ve seen so far, which is a flood of ideas, collaboration, goodwill and positive energy, it would be crazy to bet against us.