Netiquette Rules: The Core Rules of Netiquette are excerpted from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea (Albion Books, May 1994). Introduction Rule 1: Remember the Human Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life. Rule 3: Know where you are in cyberspace Rule 4: Respect other people's time and bandwidth Rule 5: Make yourself look good online Rule 6: Share expert knowledge Rule 7: Help keep flame wars under control Rule 8: Respect other people's privacy Rule 9: Don't abuse your power Rule 10: Be forgiving of other people's mistakes A modified version of Netiquette guidelines: Below are a few basic principles of what has become known as Netiquette. Identify yourself Be sure to include a "signature" file: a personal snippet of information such as a name, phone number, e-mail address, or memorable quote at the bottom of e-mail messages. Keep it short. Three to five lines are quite sufficient. Clear communication Read all outgoing e-mail carefully; utilize a program for spell check. Summarize When forwarding or re-posting, don't quote the entire text of the original message. Instead, summarize that to which you are responding. In the online community, brevity is a virtue. Don't shout Unless you intend to emphasize a point, refrain from typing words or phrases in all caps. IT LOOKS AS THOUGH YOU'RE SHOUTING!