Etiquette guidelines for identi.ca, status.net and (open-)microblogging in general.
Re-dent (RD) in Indenti.ca is comparable to re-tweet (RT) in Twitter.
- Avoid duplicates to groups: if the notice includes a group name, prefixed with an exclamation mark, remove that exclamation mark before re-sending. (Optional: replace ! with # to create a hash tag in place of the group link).
- Symbols such as ♺ are unrecognisable to some clients. If in doubt, use the RD prefix.
- If you automatically send notices to Twitter, you may prefer to use the RT prefix. (The expression RT may be better understood by the Twitter community.)
The bigger the group, the more it is important to think about what you post.
- Before posting always think about how many people you are going to reach and how many people may be interested in you particular dent.
- Example of a "good" dent: Since this morning !linux is the most used operating system in the world: www.example.com/linux-article
- Example of a "bad" dent: Just re-installed !linux on my laptop
- If you post in non-English, think about how many people understand your post and how many won't (obviously this does not concern local groups).
Administering a group
Never forget: With great power comes great responsibility 
- Upload a group logo.
- Write a good description:
- Try to avoid the word group in the group description. It's redundant.
- If appropriate, make use of the alias feature.
- Don't be the only admin. You can't be online all the time.
- Try to get admins from other timezones.
- If you don't need to use these, resist. Most readers will prefer a transparent URL.
- I disagree with this. I really don't like long URLs. --Evan 12:59, 17 November 2009 (UTC)