INDEX What is netiquette? Rules of netiquette Bibliography
What is netiquette? The word netiquette is a combination of ’net’ (from internet) and ’etiquette’. It means respecting other users’ views and displaying common courtesy when posting your views to online discussion groups. As you become involved with online discussion groups, you will find that each group has its own accepted rules of behaviour.
Rules of netiquette Dont spam. That is, dont repeatedly post the same advertisement for products or services. Most sites have strict and specific rules about who is allowed to post ads and what kind of ads they are. Write clearly and succinctly. On a site that has many non-native English speakers, avoid using slang they may not understand. Remember that your posts are public. They can be read by your partner, your children, your parents, or your employer.
Rules of netiquette Stay on-topic, especially when youre new. Dont post about football in a hair-care forum or about hair care in a gardening forum! Do not post copyrighted material to which you do not own the rights. Sites vary in how strict they are about this, but as well as facing the possibility of legal action by the rights holder, you may also get the site sued.