Met al die onaangenaamheid op die blog wêreld op die oomblik het ek bietjie gaan wandel op die net oor “Internet etiquette” en op hierdie quiz afgekom.
Ek hoop die persoon wat so oneerlik kommentaar met ander gebruikers se name los lees bietjie hier. Let wel op na nommer 14. Dalk is jy ook een!!!!!
1. Netiquette is short for:
2. Knowing Netiquette will help you to:
avoid offensive online
Netiquette is about good manners. It is the code of conduct to ensure you do not offend anyone that you communicate with on the Internet. While the “rules” of Netiquette are not carved in stone, you may become unwelcome if you deviate too far from them. Some places on the Internet have different variations of what is considered acceptable and instructors often post their own online communication rules.
3. All email should be answered:
after an appropriate interval
While everyone likes to receive a prompt reply to a question or concern, there are times when delaying an answer is appropriate, especially if you are angry about something. Words written in anger and haste cannot be retrieved once the send button has been hit.
Hint: Most e-mail software will have an ability to save a mail message in draft form. This is like putting a letter in the out-tray on your desk before taking it to the mailbox. The e-mail message can then sit in its draft form while you let time pass a little. After a few hours, or even the next day, re-read your message and if you still think it’s OK, then go ahead and send it. Remember though that you are still responsible for what you say, and the recipient has a permanent copy of what you “said” until they delete it.
4. Typing an email message in all capitals means:
you are shouting
While capitals can be used to good effect to add emphasis, typing in all capitals in online communications WOULD BE LIKE SHOUTING THE WHOLE TIME! Only type in all caps if you really mean to shout.
Hint: To add emphasis to some of your words you can add a _ or * on either side of the word(s) you _want_ to emphasize.
5. It is OK to forward or post an e-mail message that you have received if:
the author of the message has given you permission to forward or post it
In general, you should only forward a private e-mail message when you have the author’s permission. If there is any information of a personal nature in the e-mail, it is common courtesy to make sure the author doesn’t object to your sharing the information. You should NEVER post a private e-mail message to a news group, bulletin board or mailing list, however, without the author’s consent. Some common sense exceptions apply.
6. Using “Smiley-faces” in a message is:
okay, but they should be used sparingly
Most people find it difficult to convey emotion through the written word, especially when trying to be brief in their writing. It is acceptable to use “Smileys,” as they help the reader know whether you are joking, angry, sad, or sarcastic.
Hint: One way to take the “heat out” is to show what you mean by actually writing it in. At the end of your sentence put in <joke> or <cheeky>. <g> is simple and quick, and means <grin>. These additions help people to know what you mean.
7. A flame is:
a post or email message that expresses a strong opinion or criticism
Flame messages are posts or email messages that express a strong opinion or criticism. They are acceptable when their purpose is to correct misinformation or bad behavior, or to add something of value to the topic at hand. Flames that simply insult others are bad netiquette.
8. Chain letters sent via email should be:
checked for authenticity and then forwarded
Chain letters can be just as much a nuisance on the Internet as they can be on paper. You should never pass on a chain letter without checking its authenticity and in almost all cases it is best to not pass them on, as they generally only serve to clog up Internet traffic. One rule of thumb you might use – if it says “FORWARD this to everyone you know” – DON’T.
9. You should worry about grammar and punctuation:
All of the time
While it may be acceptable to tap out quick messages to friends without paying attention to grammar and punctuation, when sending email to your instructor or fellow students you should pay attention to those things. Good practice would have you pay attention to it all of the time.
Example – which of the following do you find more readable and therefore more likely to get a response from:
DEAR PROFESSOR I AM HAVING DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPTS LAID OUT ON PAGE 185 I WILL BE ON CAMPUS THIS TUESDAY NIGHT FROM 6-8PM WILL YOU BE AVAILABLE TO REVIEW THIS WITH ME DURING YOUR OFFICE HOURS ON TUESDAY NIGHT THANK YOU JERRY
I am having difficulty understanding the concepts laid out on page 185 of our textbook. I will be on campus this Tuesday night from 6-8pm. Will you be available to review this with me during your office hours on Tuesday night?
10. Spamming means:
posting or e-mailing unsolicited advertising messages to a wide audience
Spamming is posting or emailing unsolicited advertising messages to a wide audience. Essentially, spams are widely posted junk mail. Spamming is extremely bad Netiquette and will provoke the indignation of the online community.
11. The above questions centered on email. Other places where you communicate using the Internet that these guidelines might apply are:
bulletin boards, discussion forums, list servs, chat room, news groups
When you are communicating in discussion forums, bulletin boards, list serves, chat rooms, and newsgroups, netiquette becomes very important as you may be talking to people on a global scale. Also, remember you are communicating publicly. Everything you say is visible to everyone else who is subscribed to that list, forum, or chat room. With newsgroups, bulletin boards, and discussion lists your words may be available for a very long time, so think carefully about what you write.
12. Scrolling the Screen (posting a multi-line message for the sole purpose of filling the screen) in a chat room is OK when:
it is never OK to scroll the chat screen
It is considered extremely poor etiquette to scroll the chat screen at any time.
13. The chat abbreviation “brb” stands for:
be right back
The correct answer is be right back. This is a common abbreviation used in chats to let your fellow chatters know that you have been temporarily distracted from the chat conversation (ie. the phone rings, someone starts talking to you in the “real world”).
14. The Golden Rule of Netiquette is:
Remember the human.
When communicating via computer, it’s all too easy to forget that those are real people out there with real feelings and egos. If you wouldn’t say something to their face – you should not say it over the internet. It’s OK to express your opinions, but be sensitive to the feelings of others.
Hint: Think about how you would like people to treat you when they are communicating with you over the Internet and remember that no matter where you are (online or in real life) you are the only one that is accountable for your actions.