Seth Noble's Internet Etiquette Page

The vast majority of problems on the Internet are the result of folks not understanding what they are doing. ISPs sell "Internet Access" without really explaining what that access means or what responsibilities go along with it. Many people who today consider themselves experienced 'Net denizens have really only been at it a few years and have interacted with only a few hundred of the millions of people hooked up to the Internet.

These pages provide a few guidelines to help both new and experienced net surfers avoid the most common mistakes in Internet usage. Most of the unpleasantness associated with the Internet could be avoided if a majority of users would simply be aware of what they are doing and how it affects other people.

Common Web Design Problems
This is a list of the most common mistakes web designers make and what you can do to avoid them.

Email Etiquette
Sending email is one of the most popular and personal forms of expression on the Internet, and is therefore the most abused. Here are some simple tips to make sure that your messages are received with joy and not despair.

Identifying Internet Hoaxes
If you've ever been tempted to sign a petition or pass along a message to your friends, read this page and make sure you really know what you are supporting.

I'll be adding to this list as time permits and will do my best to keep these pages current. If you have any questions or suggestions, please send them.

Seth B. Noble - Netiquette - - November, 2002