Guide to engagement on Voice Chat

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Sound

The most important thing when engaging in voice chat is that your equipment is set up correctly.
Your microphone might pick up static/feedback that disrupts other people's ability to participate in the conversation.
Therefore it is customary that you mute yourself when not talking.
To fix your sound settings you can follow this guide.

Etiquette

When joining a channel it is important to get a good sense of the conversation before contributing.
It is often that conversations have been going on for a good time before you hopped in or that there is an activity where there is a set of rules or intentions that are not immediately apparent.

When people engage in conversations we don't all start from the same background.
So it is important that when you get lost in the conversation to give verbal feedback so that everyone can get back on the same page.
It is really difficult to keep track of this through a digital platform so we have to compensate by being assertive.

When you want to go deeper into a subject or want to go explore something with someone that is off topic to the conversation that is being had.
You are free to move to another channel and start a parallel conversation.

Voice channel text

There is an option to chat and share links parallel to the voice conversation.
That is also gives an opportunity to ask for clarification without interrupting the conversation.
You can tag people with @name so they get a notification of your message.

Sangha

We have a special set of ritualistic rules for the Sangha.
We're trying to have a sacred space that is reserved for our practices.