What is Netiquette, and how
does it affect me?
TAKING THINGS WITHOUT PERMISSION
GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE
NEVER TAKE CREDIT FOR SOMETHING
YOU DIDN'T MAKE!
DON'T LINK TO SOMEONE'S FILES
USING SOMEONE ELSE'S PAGE AS
Spamming in e-mail If you are getting an unsolicited (meaning unwanted) email from someone, who has you in their CC list with a bunch of other people, this is considered Spam. Now, here is an example of a mass emailing that is NOT spam: At Enchanted Forest, the Community Leaders (CL's) all keep in contact by e-mail. To get many important letters out to everyone, from time to time we will do a CC with all the leaders in it. This is not considered spam because we are all expecting it. Now here is an example of using this procedure as Spam: Pretend you just did an update of your page, and wanted everyone to know it. You go into your mail list, and do a CC of EVERYONE. This can really irritate some people! If you want to let people know you've done an update, contact them individually! That is the correct procedure!
Spamming in irc and WWW Chat IRC stands for internet relay chat, which is a different aspect of the web. Needless to say, if you don't know or understand it right now, that's okay. Spamming here is when you type one thing, and keep hitting the send button over and over again, not giving the others in the room a chance to respond. People tend to frown on this, and you will quickly make people very angry with you if you do this!
Spamming in a Newsgroup A newsgroup is where many people get together, and do posts on certain subjects they are all interested in. There are thousands of newsgroups out there, with many different interests and subjects. If you post something in a newsgroup that doesn't belong in that particular newsgroup, the people will get angry, because it slows down their download times. (When you are accessing your newsgroup, every posting takes time to load) Try to keep to the subject your uploading to, please.
Now, this may sound like alot of things to remember, but keep in mind, being a good netizen means treating others as you yourself want to be treated. If you follow these few guidelines, you'll have alot of fun, meet alot of good people, and make a few friends in the process!! Remember:
THE NET IS HERE FOR YOU TO HAVE FUN!!!
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