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Internet Etiguette

Internet Etiquette

With the increasing use of the internet, etiquette for the internet has developed as a result. This page contains many of those rules of etiquette in order to enhance your manners on the internet.


  • When using the attachment feature of an e-mail program, try to limit the size of the attachment. Refrain from sending large files attached to an e-mail. If your recipient is expecting a large attachment, then it is fine to send one.

  • When sending an e-mail to a large distribution list, add the e-mail addresses to the BCC filed instead of the TO or CC field. This way, you are respecting the individual's right to privacy by undisclosing his or her e-mail address.

  • When forwarding e-mails, delete any unnecessary information from the e-mail such as old headers and quotes to prevent clutter build-up.

  • Be mature and refrain from writing something about someone that you would not want he or she to discover. E-mail records can be retraced and uncovered years later even after they are deleted.

  • Never send or forward chain letters. Usually, they are scams or fraudulent and most likely will cause the recipient to become angered.
Chat Rooms
  • Select a chat room wisely. There are some chat rooms that are filled with fraudulent and dangerous people. Avoid selecting these chat rooms accidentally by researching them first.

  • Never give your name or address. Always keep your personal information undisclosed.

  • Do not interrupt the person with whom you are conversing. Act as if the conversation is real.

  • Beware of people who are not actively participating in conversations, but reading them. Avoid writing anything negative that might offend people because they may be the ones reading your conversations.


  • Make sure you stay on topic because groups are specific. Readers do not want to read posts that are irrelevant to the topic.

  • Never type something that you would not say in person. Some people become anxious while typing in newsgroups and can become out of control. Try to avoid this.

  • Check sources and facts in newsgroups because anybody can add anything. There is no filtering process, therefore whatever posted to the newsgroups may not be necessarily true.

Posted by Chris DeMolles Adv. Web Design Per. 6