Netiquette is etiquette for the Nett, or the proper rules of behavior that should be followed while using Internet tools or communicating with other people. Some standard netiquette rules of thumb are: -- Don't leave your computer connected if you are not using it. Otherwise, other users will get a busy signal if they try to connect. -- Try and answer your own questions by reading FAQ's or books or magazines about the Internet. -- Always thank those who help you. -- When sending a message, watch your tone of voice. Don't use all capital letters; it looks like you are screaming. -- Don't plagiarize other people's ideas. -- When you are sending mail, keep in mind that someone reading it will have no idea of what you intended to say - just what you did say. -- Be tolerant of new users and their difficulties. -- Don't send one line messages such as 'me too' to newsgroups or mailing lists. -- Don't start flame wars and don't openly humiliate or insult anyone. -- Treat people the way you want to be treated. For more information on Netiquette, consult your local Internet provider.
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