10 Things you shouldn’t do on italki

October 16th, 2008 | Posted by Toffler in members

 

In an effort to keep italki clean and focused on language learning and respectful cultural exchange, we’ve developed a list of 10 things you should not do on italki.  We’ve included some examples below so you know what we’re talking about and also what kinds of spam and scams to watch out for and to avoid.  We’re always trying to improve italki to make it more beneficial to language learners everywhere.  Thanks for your support.

DON’T

 1) Ask inappropriate questions

 inappropriate questions

2) Send people you’ve never met love letter

 inappropriate letters

 

 

 

3) List the same language under both “I speak” and “I’m learning”

same language learning and speaking

 4) Send people spammy messages

spammy messages 

 5) Try to scam people by asking for their email address, bank account number, home address, or other information

 scammer messages

 

6) Use italki to promote competing commercial interests

competition email 7) Post naked, semi-nude, suggestive, or scantily clad photos of yourself or anyone else

(sorry no photo)

8) Post your email address publicly (in comments, groups, answers, etc).  This will lead to more email spam.

email posters

 

9) Reply to people who say they love you or have a crush on you because they read your profile. Yes, We know it’s the same letter as #4, but spammers will try to get you anyway they can!

profile smitten 10) Disrespect fellow italki members 

 disrespect

Although they didn’t make the Top 10 list, there are a few more Dis-Honorable Mentions that you also shouldn’t do on italki.

Dishonorable Mentions

 •    List “Other” for your speaking or learning language when your language is clearly listed as a choice

•    Get mad if someone doesn’t accept/reply to your “Chat Now” invitation

•    Post Help me practice English (or any other language) in Answers

language partners - in answers

If you have other items you think should be added to this list, feel free to write them in comments below, or add them to the Knowledge page.  If you find members engaging in spamming or scamming, please report them to feedback@italki.com

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  • http://soruyorum.tr.gg/ SORUSORUSORU

    oh i took some spam messages like that
    and i control their profil
    always they open a new profil, it is obviously to see they are sending spams

  • nehad

    really very good things and i want to know how i invite people to meet on my country and is there free trips to visit italki office please reply

  • http://www.italki.com Kevin

    Hi Nehad,
    If you’re looking to connect with other italki members from your country, you can try searching for them using the country and city filter on language partners. We also plan to put up a more advanced location-based filter soon.
    In terms of free trips to the italki office — let us know if you happen to be passing through Shanghai, China! As much as we would like to, unfortunately we can’t offer you a free plane ticket. Thanks for the suggestions, and let us know what else we can do.

  • italki

    Hi Nehad,
    If you're looking to connect with other italki members from your country, you can try searching for them using the country and city filter on language partners. We also plan to put up a more advanced location-based filter soon.
    In terms of free trips to the italki office — let us know if you happen to be passing through Shanghai, China! As much as we would like to, unfortunately we can't offer you a free plane ticket. Thanks for the suggestions, and let us know what else we can do.

  • http://www.club-penguin.org/ Club Penguin Cheats

    I took some spam messages like that.

  • http://www.club-penguin.org/ Club Penguin Cheats

    I took some spam messages like that.