don't disobey it if you don't want it to happen to you.

The netiquette is the different rules of the internet so that problems don't happen as often.

tips for netiquette

Be clear

Make sure the subject line (e-mail) or title (web page) reflects your content

Use appropriate language

If you have a question on whether or not you are too emotional,

don't send the message, save it, and review it "later"

Remember: no one can guess your mood, see your facial expressions, etc.

All they have are your words, and your words can express the opposite of what you feel

Don't use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS--it's equal to shouting or screaming

Be brief

If your message is short, people will be more likely to read it

Make a good impression

Your words and content represent you; review/edit your words and images before sending

Be selective on what information

you put in an e-mail or on a web site:

Information on the Internet is very public, and can seen by anyone in the world including criminals, future employers, and governments

Forward e-mail messages you receive

only with permission of the sender

Remember you are not anonymous

What you write in an e-mail and web site can be traced back to you

Consider others

If you are upset by what you read or see on the Internet, forgive bad spelling or stupidity;

If you think it violates the law, forward it to the FBI or your state's Attorney General

Obey copyright laws

Don't use others' images, content, etc. without permission

Don't forward e-mail, or use web site content without permission

Cite others' work you use

Use distribution lists appropriately

and with permission

Do not send SPAM

SPAM is posting or e-mailing unsolicited e-mail, often advertising messages, to a wide audience

(another way of thinking of it is electronic junk mail)

Don't forward chain letters

If you receive one, notify your web master

Don't respond to "flames" or personal attacks

Contact your web master for action and referral