Netiquette varies depending on your level of authority and activity on a specific network. This means you should behave within your limitations and with integrity. Do not compromise your online identity as well as another person's privacy, where restricted.
The entry goes on to say
Be courteous. Also, don’t use capital letters it’s known as SHOUTING OUT LOUD.
• Post: Those with vivid imaginations are often unreliable in their statements.
• Shea: Make yourself look good online: Know what you're talking about and make sense.
Basically what it is saying to me is, think about what I write before I post a comment or anything publicly. And do it as proudly as I can. Originally it had it's function, now it is more complex with the ever-changing ways of the web.
Here are a few relevant netiquette examples I could think of that apply to us at MyDL.
Feel free to add more that helps us improve our blogging experiences.
The author usually asks a few questions in their post if its based on discussion material and sometimes the post is just funny, interesting or worth saying something to. Reply with something useful please or whatever is appropriate... I'm still learning that one.
I like the way The Source lays his comments out with a space in between for better readability. I'm gonna copy The President's style. I sometimes become too childish and lose my formal style of posting or commenting. Learning that one too.
The commenting system has a bug. The bug sneaks up on you like eskom ;) Solution would be to refresh the page when you see a name that isn't yours. I sometimes have to cut, refresh, paste and send.
Please fix ?
I will reply sometime, just be patient! Sometimes, when I get a new comment, I tend to blurt out whatever I can just to get it over with but from now on you can give me time to respond. ASAP is ideal though!
A smiley counts as a comment. Sometimes I don't feel like typing. A smiley is my comment. I use too many smileys. From now on I'm limiting it to one a day.
Some people can do quick posts with spaced out lines others can write stories and several paragraphs. I do not care about the amount of text. If its proportional to me learning something, then its acceptable! Just don't bore me halfway through, I'd close it off!
So you're the first one at a post and maybe you're going to leave a comment?
If you don't like the post, rate it low!
If you like it, give it a high five!
Now, the second viewer to hit the page will see a rating instead of the usual grey zero. They will then add their rating. It's more effective when used, rather than not used. You see those ratings you just got? It's probably me or that anonymous person who rates mine. Rate it! ;)
I dont want to use it any more... I might drop a hi or a lo there. I expect to have a conversation in full view. Maybe getting us a real chat room will draw more discussion to topics.
Note to self: Refresh homepage to see if user is still online.
So are there anymore little factors you think we should take into account?