Alternatively 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:
- Follow the same basic rules you would in your real life.
- Do not type in all uppercase as it comes across as if you are YELLING.
- Do not use mixed uppercase and lowercase when it is not needed.
- Use proper punctuation.
- Do not flame.
- 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.