How would you describe the factors that determine the tone at the top?

How would you describe the factors that determine the tone at the top?

Primary/Initial post to Discussion Question: 

Your initial post/response to each module’s discussion forum question(s) should be at least 200 words. 

Secondary Responses/Posts to Peer Posts: 

Respond to at least 2 other postings with 100 words each, attached student question, Your primary posting can end with a “tagline” or a related question of your own. Your secondary postings can either answer another student’s question, or comment on their answering my question. In addition, please ensure that you answer all of my questions.