Netiquette Guidelines

rules of netiquette

Rule 1: Remember the Human

Share and express feelings. Do no harm. Make it personal. Recognize and respect diversity.

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Rule 2: Know where you are in the digital space

Look around; make sure you are posting in the correct place. Lurk to learn.

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Rule 3: Real life reflects online life

Be ethical. Follow the laws. Don’t steal (plagiarize).

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Rule 4: Respect time and bandwidth

Make messages meaningful. 

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Rule 5: Make yourself look good online

Check facts and links. Think before you type. Quality not quantity. Grammar matters! Edit it!

No writing in ALL CAPS or “texting” language. Be polite.

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Rule 6: Share expert knowledge

Share experiences. Create summaries. Be credible.

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Rule 7: Check your opinions and emotions

Argue IDEAS not people.

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Rule 8: Respect other’s privacy

Don’t publish without permission. Link or share with appropriate license (copyright, creative commons, etc.).

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Rule 9: Don’t abuse your power

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Rule 10: Forgive mistakes

Be kind. We are all newbies once. Address issues politely and privately.

 

 

Guidelines adapted from Helen DeWaard (2019). Netiquette. CC BY license. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/143825674@N02/47446428482.