SENDING COMMENTS TO DELEGATES

This function allows you to communicate with other delegates, helps you form alliances and work on resolutions. Use it wisely and effectively. 

1. Use your chat comments for positive reasons - never to put down someone’s policy or to say that someone is incorrect about something. Communication exist to make allies, not enemies, and writing negative comments can ruin the whole diplomatic concept of Model UN. 

2. It’s perfectly fine to ask questions about something someone said in committee, as long as you don’t write it sarcastically or with an ill-mannered tone. It’s even alright to politely write that you disagree with something, as long as you provide some sort of middle ground where you can meet. Do not send comments just to point out problems, always make sure you include a solution.

3. Keep it short: You do not want writing comments to become a huge distraction from the actual debate. The goal of a comment is not casual conversation.  Write your comment as quickly as possible and resume participation in the debate.

4. Be professional - remember the administration staff will have a full transcript of all chat comments should there be any complaints during the event. 

5. Keep your comments appropriate: This is really important - inappropriate comments can make the quality of the work of the whole committee suffer. Comments should be solely about the debate in the committee - administration staff and teachers will screen comments during the day to ensure that  there are no inappropriate comments or comments completely unrelated to committee.