Hello all i am currently a student at Ohio University and i am doing a project on discourse communities and i chose to write about Steeler nation and for my project i am requested to get feedback from members on websites like this. so could you all help me out and reply to some or all of the questions below. As being a Steeler fan for almost 15 years i am hoping you all can help me out. So please take some time to answer these questions to help me out.
How long have you been here?
Why are you involved?
How do you communicate with other people on your team?
What kinds of texts do you write and read here? memos/emails/notes?
What distinguishes these texts from writing you do outside this community?
Do you consider yourself a full member of this community?
Who has authority here and how is it displayed?
How often do you write?
What kinds of texts do you write? Informal or Formal?
What are the shared goals of this community; why does the group exist and what does it do?
What mechanisms do members use to communicate with each other?
What are the purposes of each of these mechanisms of communication?
What kinds of specialized language do group members use in their conversation and in their genres?
So please help me out guys.