Throughout the Internet, there are a number of opinions and references to main Netiquette rules. Most of these are quite rudimentary. This list that follows is from my book, which is mentioned below. There are also links to the book's overview. This looks more at the ethical basics rather than the standard feature lists. To really excel in Netiquette, this set of principles is a great starting point.
Cardinal Rules of Netiquette – From An Ethical Perspective
1. Never criticize others
2. Honor commitments made in writing
3. Be consistent in tone, content, and process
4. Always maintain civility and politeness
5. Apologize for and forgive harmless mistakes quickly without prejudice
6. Always know and practice that Netiquette is more than manners - it also rests on a foundation of veracity, character, and ethics
7. Do not take immediate exception to full factual knowledge
8. Do not assume situations
9. Never use bad language
10. Be consistent with all positive practices of Netiquette
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