10 points of netiquette:
- When typing never type in all capitals, this is shouting and is rude.2
- Do not plagiarise because someone spent a long period of time working on the content that you just copy and pasta and claim it is yours.
- Use proper quotes and always use the whole quote.
- Do not gossip and keep personal information to your self.
- Do not steal photographs that are not yours unless you have permission and you give credit.
- Watch your language. Do not swear!
- Be patient with new users.
- No spamming. It is unwanted and annoying.
- If you are using a header make sure your content matches the header.
- Avoid overuse of emoticons. They are irritating.
Penalties for failing to meet netiquette:
- If these rules are not followed the first step would be to send the user an email stating that they are breaking the rules.
- The next step would be to limit their access to the internet.
- If the rules are still not followed the user would then need to attend a disciplinary hearing.
- If these steps have been unsuccessful the final step would be to take legal action against the user.
How to enforce and manage Netiquette:
- Record all transactions and make sure you get a receipt.
- Use professional signatures on documents to provide legitimacy.
- Ask for clarification if you have any doubt about instructions to avoid miscommunication.
- Do not write in acronyms. It is childish in the work place unless it is specific jargon for your industry.
- Double space paragraphs to make your drawings readable.
- Use descriptive headings.
- Use references.
- Businesses can adopt a strict code of digital conduct where they can monitor their employees actions and watch developing trends that may need to be put to an end.
- Although this might be extreme, businesses can spy on employees doings on the internet so that they can ensure all workers have a clear understanding of netiquette.
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Uticaod. (2016). Internet Etiquette – 10 Rules of Netiquette. [online] Available at: http://www.uticaod.com/article/20120907/BLOGS/309079938 [Accessed 22 May 2016].