Student Generated Netiquette
10 March 1997
- Thou shalt not attempt to gain unauthorized access to computer systems.
- Thou shalt not make pirated software publicly available.
- Thou shalt not unplug your roommate's server.
- No unsolicited nudies.
- Use proper and appropriate language in all electronic communications.
- Avoid posting offensive material.
- Do not assume any level of competence in other computer users.
- Change password often.
- Don't waste bandwidth.
- Only quote relevant parts of a message when replying.
- Do not put another's name on a LISTSERV without permission.
- Refrain from sending unwanted mail, such as chain mail, mass advertisements, smut.
- Remove your mail from the server on a regular basis.
- Don't use the Internet for mailicious or harmful reasons.
- Thou shalt not forge e-mail.
- Thou shalt not send "get cash quick" newsletters.
- Thou shalt not copyright phone numbers.
- Thou shalt not spam.
- E-mail should not be used for destructive purposes such a mail bombing or spreading viruses.
- E-mail should treated like US Postal Mail.
- Don't send unsolicited communications.
- Always properly and honestly identify yourself.
- Becuase some users pay per line or per character for e-mail, only include text from previous messages when necessary.
- Don't use e-mail to send malicious or threatening messages.
- Check your e-mail regularly and respond.
- Don't flame or spam.
- Thou shalt refrain from usage of unnecessary profanity.
- Thou shalt respect the privacy of another's e-mail.
- Do not use an account without authorization.
- Limit logon time and don't waste resources.
- Disconnect from Telnet sites when not in use.
- Thou shalt always use your own telnet account.
- Thou shalt not abuse system resources.
- Telnetting users should be wary of the host system's resources.
- Telnetting should not be used for criminal purposes such as unauthorized access.
- Don't try to circumvent the security of the host machine.
- Respect the rules and customs of the host machine.
- Do not download/upload large files during peak hours.
- Do not download files you not have access to, even through another's mistake.
- Use local FTP sites if any are available.
- Thou shalt not spread viruses.
- Thou shalt not FTP to your home directory when there is space available in temp.
- FTP should not waste space.
- Don't upload viruses or cracked programs to public machines.
- Don't attempt to circumvent any security measures or rules for uploading on the host.
- Thou shalt not use FTP for the distribution of copyrighted materials.
- Thou shalt not abuse public disk space available.
- Do not cross post inappropriately (i.e. advertisements).
- Be mature (i.e. don't swear, or repeat other's ideas).
- Keep postings relevant to the particular newsgroup.
- Limit the number of postings to a newsgroup to a reasonable number.
- Thou shalt not abuse chat rooms.
- Newsgroup usage and posts should be respectful and mature.
- Newsgroups shoul;d not be used for piracy.
- Only respond to newsgroup messages if your have something relevant to the conversation.
- Don't post pyramid or get-rich-quick schemes, as most are illegal and all are annoying.
- Do not mass distribute private information.
- Thou shalt respect the rights of others.
- Thou shalt not demoralize another.
- Read the FAQ!
- Make sure that your WWW page is readable and not annoying.
- Make the page small enough to download quickly on a 28.8 modem, or give a text only option.
- Avoid and don't encourage discriminatory material on web pages.
- Be considerate of people viewing your home page.
- Thou shalt not use frames in your WWW page.
- Do not lie to search engines.
- Thou shalt not play stupid midi files without controls in the background.
- No darned Java scripts scrolling on the bottom of the window.
- WWW should not be used to distribute confidential information.
- WWW information should be suitable for general public viewing.
- Don't use someone else's ideas without giving them proper credit.
- Don't post indecent material on your web page, or at least give viewers warnings of what they will see.
- Thou shalt not write destructive programs or scripts.
- Thou shalt respect copyrighted materials on the web.
- Don't steal homepage graphics.
Last updated 97/03/12
© J.A.N. Lee, 1997.