Rule #7: Help keep flame
wars under control
Netiquette does forbid the perpetuation of flame wars -- series of angry letters, most of them from two or three people directed toward each other, that can dominate the tone and destroy the camaraderie of a discussion group.
Flames can be lots of fun, both to write and to read. And the recipients of flames sometimes deserve the heat.
Flaming is a long-standing network tradition (and Netiquette never messes with tradition).
Rule #6: Share expert
Don't be afraid to share what you know.
The strength of cyberspace is in its numbers. The reason asking questions online works is that a lot of knowledgeable people are reading the questions.
If someone is having trouble and you know how to help them, help them!!!
Rule #8: Respect other
Failing to respect other people's privacy is not just bad Netiquette. It could also cost you your job.
Of course, you'd never dream of going through your colleagues' desk drawers. So naturally you wouldn't read their email either.
Don't ask peronal questions like address or age.
Rule #9: Don't abuse your power
Knowing more than others, or having more power than they do, does not give you the right to take advantage of them.
Some people in cyberspace have more power than others.
There are wizards in MUDs (multi-user dungeons), experts in every office, and system administrators in every system.
Rule #5: Make yourself
look good online
Know what you're talking about and make sense
Take advantage of your anonymity
Don't post flame-bait
Rule #4: Respect other people's
time and bandwidth
Don't write long
messages that don't explain the problem.
Don't spam people ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
You are not the center of cyberspace
Rule #10: Be forgiving of
other people's mistakes
Everyone was a network newbie once.
So when someone makes a mistake -- whether it's a spelling error or a spelling flame, a stupid question or an unnecessarily long answer -- be kind about it.
If it's a minor error, you may not need to say anything.
Rule #1: Remember
Treat threats online like threats in real-life
Follow the golden rule; if you want someone to treat you nice, you have to treat them nice.
People have feelings
Rule #2: follow rules
you would follow in real life
If you wouldn't steal in real life, don't do it online!
Breaking the law is bad netiquette
Rule #3: Know where you
are in cyberspace
Lurk before you leap
Netiquette varies from domain to domain
What's perfectly acceptable in one area may be dreadfully rude in another.