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Netiquette

cyberethicsAlternatively referred to as cyberethics, netiquette is a term used to describe the unwritten rules of Internet courtesy. Below are some examples of some commonly broken rules:

  1. Follow the same basic rules you would in your real life.
  2. Do not type in all uppercase as it comes across as if you are YELLING.
  3. Do not use mixed uppercase and lowercase when it is not needed.
  4. Use proper punctuation.
  5. Do not flame.
  6. Do not SPAM (flood) a message board or chat room with the same message.

A complete memo on netiquette guidelines has been written and can also be found on RFC 1855.

Also see: Chat terms, Internet terms