Skip to main content

Questions tagged [netiquette]

Netiquette is a set of rules or customs that control accepted behaviour specifically on the internet.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
50 votes
10 answers

Does it go against netiquette to give constructive feedback on Facebook? [closed]

Story I'm a participant in several arts and crafts groups on Facebook. Some of them have a 'be nice' rule stated in their group rules. This rule often states that when people post their craft asking '...
1 vote
1 answer

When is confirmation or acknowledgement desirable in a mail dialogue?

In a mail dialogue, when is confirmation or acknowledgement desirable? Or to put it differently, when does the conversation end and both parties are clear on what is agreed to? For example (shortened):...
2 votes
1 answer

How to proceed after being ignored on Dating app?

Events: I matched with a woman on Facebook dating, had a short chat with long delay between messages, but all seemed very enthusiastic. In the end she agreed to have a beer with me, I suggested a day ...
2 votes
1 answer

Best way to respond to continue possible friendship

I am taking an online course. Two days ago, the instructor organized a meeting of all the students. I liked one of them – he is senior to me, and seems like a nice sort of person, friendly-like – and ...
2 votes
3 answers

Can I quote a private message in a public post?

In a public post in Reddit, I feel that the content of a private message sent to me is necessary to illustrate my point. I haven't asked them whether I should public it or not, but my reply on their ...
3 votes
1 answer

How to respond to getting email for other people? [closed]

I use the email address firstname dot lastname at gmail. I estimate that some two hundred individuals share my first name and last name globally. About once or twice per month, I get an email that is ...
-1 votes
2 answers

Is it OK to delete old tweets about events that are no longer relevant? [closed]

Here's some context: the twitter account is owned by an organisation they post content infrequently some of the tweets are referencing an old event that is no longer relevant; people who go on the ...
5 votes
3 answers

When to cut the connection-maker out of a reply-all conversation?

This has come up many times in my career and I've never felt sure what the right procedure is. If someone volunteers to connect me to someone over professional email, how much of the ensuing ...
0 votes
1 answer

Replying to people in social media without sounding insulting [closed]

Background I am watching professional wrestling. In the show I am watching, the commentary team is doing a good job, but lacking in one very important area. This particular area is not something that ...
22 votes
4 answers

Is it rude to ignore everybody else in a chatroom and only talk with one person? [closed]

I've been a member of an online community that's mostly aimed at kids - although we've got members aged 8 to in their 20s - for almost four years now. There's a live chat available (with some pretty ...
2 votes
2 answers

How to gently make non-English speakers aware that their lack of communication makes a multiplayer videogame frustrating for all?

DISCLAIMER: The following is not meant to endorse any racist or offensive behaviour ever. Recently I came across some articles of a well-know multiplayer videogame, where it is possible to read that ...