August 5, 2004

on the subject on the "correct behaviour"

Tips for Effective Online Communication
Online etiquette is often referred to as "netiquette".
Remember: You are communicating with real people, not machines.

  • Use the same courtesy as you would extend someone you are having a phone conversation with.

  • Don not entice a flame and don?t participate in flamefests. Flaming occurs when you send a message that provokes an angry, and often nasty, response. When others join in, a full-fledged flamefest ensues.

  • Use the same rules regarding good grammar, punctuation and word choice as you would for any written communication.

  • Don not type your message in all capital letters. the are hard to read. This is known as SHOUTING and may provoke flaming.

  • Use the subject line to give recipients an idea of the message?s contents.

  • Don not use vulgar language or make sexist comments.