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Blend of Net +‎ etiquette


netiquette (countable and uncountable, plural netiquettes)

  1. (Internet) Conduct while online that is appropriate and courteous to other Internet users, and may be expected or enforced by others.
    Top-posting and spamming are considered poor netiquette on a newsgroup.
    • 1990 November 5, Dave Jones, “netiquette suggestion”, in news.misc, Usenet[1], message-ID <14434@goofy.megatest.UUCP>:
      I would like to propose a netiquette rule, but I don't know where to post it.
    • [1992 December 1, William Grimes, “Computer as a Cultural Tool: Chatter Mounts on Every Topic”, in The New York Times, page C13:
      Manners count. On Usenet, the term is netiquette, and in the soap-opera group that Ms. Baym studied, it resembles professional courtesy.]
    • 2010 May 5, June Casagrande, “A Word, Please”, in Burbank Leader:
      I have bad netiquette. Every week this column ends with information on how to write to me. And, every six to 12 weeks, I get around to checking my e-mail.



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