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What is netiquette?

Netiquette or netiquette noun, in computing the rules of polite on-line behaviour. ETYMOLOGY: 1990s: from net + etiquette. Chambers Dictionary

Netiquette, a portmanteau of "network etiquette", is a set of social conventions that facilitate interaction over networks, ranging from Usenet and mailing lists to blogs and forums. These rules were described in IETF RFC 1855.[1] However, like many Internet phenomena, the concept and its application remain in a state of flux, and vary from community to community. The points most strongly emphasized about USENET netiquette often include using simple electronic signatures, and avoiding multiposting, cross-posting, thread hijacking, and other techniques used to minimize the effort required to read a post or a thread.... Source:[1]

Here is an excellent on-line manual/book on Netiquette!

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