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English Dictionary: Netiquette by the DICT Development Group
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From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   netiquette /net'ee-ket/ or /net'i-ket/ n.   [portmanteau,
   network + etiquette] The conventions of politeness recognized on
   {Usenet}, such as avoidance of cross-posting to inappropriate groups
   and refraining from commercial pluggery outside the biz groups.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      /net'ee-ket/ or /net'i-ket/ Network
      The conventions of politeness recognised on {Usenet} and in
      {mailing list}s, such as not (cross-)posting to inappropriate
      groups and refraining from commercial advertising outside the
      biz groups.
      The most important rule of netiquette is "Think before you
      post".   If what you intend to post will not make a positive
      contribution to the newsgroup and be of interest to several
      readers, don't post it!   Personal messages to one or two
      individuals should not be posted to newsgroups, use private
      e-mail instead.
      When following up an article, quote the minimum necessary to
      give some context to your reply and be careful to attribute
      the quote to the right person.   If the article you are
      responding to was posted to several groups, edit the
      distribution ("Newsgroups:") header to contain only those
      groups which are appropriate to your reply, especially if the
      original message was posted to one or more inappropriate
      groups in the first place.
      Re-read and edit your posting carefully before you post.
      Check the spelling and grammar.   Keep your lines to less than
      70 characters.   Don't post test messages (except to test
      groups) - wait until you have something to say.   When posting
      humorous or sarcastic comments, it is conventional to append
      a {smiley}, but don't overuse them.
      Before asking a question, read the messages already in the
      group and read the group's {FAQ} if it has one.   When you do
      post a question, follow it with "please reply by mail and I
      will post a summary if requested" and make sure you DO post a
      summary if requested, or if only a few people were interested,
      send them a summary by mail.   This avoids umpteen people
      posting the same answer to the group and umpteen others
      posting "me too"s.
      If you believe someone has violated netiquette, send them a
      message by _private e-mail_, DO NOT post a follow-up to the
      news.   And be polite, they may not realise their mistake, they
      might be a beginner or may not even have been responsible for
      the "crime" - their account may have been used by someone else
      or their address forged.
      Be proud of your postings but don't post just to see your name
      in pixels.   Remember: your future employer may be reading.
      {Netiquette for Usenet Site Administrators
      [{Jargon File}]
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