Because everyone has a different
idea of what is "courteous" and what is not, I've spelled out some matters
of "Jamie chat courtesy" here for you. Please read them.
Take them seriously, because I do -- and I will take whatever steps I have
to take to prevent one person from spoiling the fun for everyone else in the
chat room while Jamie is there -- even if it means ejecting that person from
the room, right in the middle of the chat.
Matters of courtesy that relate
to Jamie's time in the chat ...
Jamie speaks English, JPAC is in English, questions in the chat must be posed in English.
If Jamie chooses to answer your question, he will answer it in English. (Jamie parle anglais, JPAC est en anglais, questions dans la causerie doit être posé en
anglais. Si Jamie choisit de répondre à votre question, il lui répondra en
- You should never PM (private message) Jamie during a chat ... EVER.
- There are some questions that Jamie will choose not to answer.
So be it. Do not try to bully him into answering your question
by asking it a thousand times or by having your friends join you in ganging
up on him. You may ask your question 2 times ... once and then one
more time to be sure that he saw it the first time. If he doesn't
answer it the second time, just let it drop. HE gets to choose which
questions he will answer, not you. (Jamie choisit au lequel les questions il répondront, pas
vous. Ne demandez pas à la même question plus de 2 fois.)
ALSO - to keep the screen from
scrolling a million miles a minute -
when Jamie is in the chat and someone
new enters or someone already in the
chat leaves, please don't say
"Goodbye" to them. Everyone who reads this page (as they
are supposed to) will understand that
you aren't being rude - that it's just
to keep the screen moving at a speed
that Jamie can read more easily on his
special chat day :-)
- When Jamie is in the room, HE is to be the topic of conversation,
not someone else, not anything else. There are transcripts of many of Jamie's chats available on his website
the link) - do everyone a favor and read through them so
that you don't ask a question that's been answered over and over again. (Allez à cet endroit voir que ce qui interroge Jamie a déjà répondu
I've tried to make all of this as straightforward as possible, in order
that everyone can understand what is being said on this page. However,
if you have any questions about anything that you see here, e-mail me BEFORE the day of
I'LL SEE YOU IN THE CHAT!
-- Lois --
If you want to say something
"privately" to Jamie or ask him a question that you feel he overlooked in
the chat, just go to Jamie's "contact" page and use
the information that you find there to send him your thoughts.
He personally reads every single piece of mail that he receives - so you can't
get any more personal than
that, which eliminates the need for anyone to attempt to do this in the
(Si vous voulez dire que quelque chose "en privé" à Jamie ou lui demander que une question que vous le sentez a donné sur dans la causerie, juste allez à la page du
"contact" de Jamie et employez l'information que vous trouvez là pour envoyer lui à vos pensées. Il lit personnellement chaque d'une seule pièce de courrier qu'il reçoit - ainsi vous ne pouvez pas devenir plus personnel que cela, qui élimine le besoin de n'importe qui d'essayer de faire ceci dans la causerie.)
If you've contacted him before,
and he hasn't answered you, the chat is not the place to bring that up.
Believe me when I tell you this, the rest of the people in that room don't really
care about whether Jamie has contacted you or not ... they just want to talk
to him and have him answer their questions, right then, while
he's in the chat, because he's just not there very often anymore. Use the information on the "contact" page to send
him an e-mail or a letter relating to your private matter. If
you still don't get an answer, then please just let the matter drop.
There are some things that Jamie simply chooses not to address - and
that's his right. Don't spoil a good thing for everyone by becoming