It is highly recommended that you learn the rules of SWOM (both written and unwritten) and play by them.
And if you get a message from SWOM Admin cautioning you about your behaviour, take heed and stop doing whatever it was that got their attention. Although you may think you are getting away with something sneaky, the eyes of fellow swommers are on you and sooner or later someone will notice. Here is a little video showing just one of the possible consequences to breaking the rules…
Have you ever posted something on your dashboard or profile (or on someone else’s dashboard or profile) and wondered if there was an easy way to find it again later?
In this video you will find out how to get the link to the post. Then you can send it to a friend or add it to your bookmarks and come back to it whenever you want to.
Originally contacts were arranged in the order in which they joined SWOM. This had some advantages, particularly that you could easily identify the newest members by going to the end of your contacts list.
However the sort order for your contacts was changed in June 2010 (see this OU question about it) so that all contacts are now sorted alphabetically by their first name. There are a few irregularities at either end, but generally you will have all of your Bob contacts in one group on your list and all of your Jane contacts together in another part of your contacts list.
The problem with this sort order, is that when you work your way through your list telling them a particular message, you come across all of your contacts with the same name all together, so it becomes harder to post unique messages to each one simply by personalising the message.
This video shows one solution to this problem.