Code of Conduct:
Points of netiquette:
- Remember the human – Do not forget that the person reading your communication is actually a person with real feelings and get offended. Never say anything online that would not say to the person’s face.
- Behave the same way online like you behave in real life, have ethics and remember breaking the law is bad netiquette.
- Know where you are on the internet, if you are in a formal forum then your netiquette should be that of respect. In a chat room your netiquette will be more casual.
- Respect other people’s time and bandwidth, especially when sharing files or documents. Make sure your read the FAQs first before asking redundant questions. If you don’t agree with a group’s discussion, don’t waste time telling them how stupid they are. Walk away.
- Make yourself look good online. Check grammar and spelling before you post. A lot of people judge one’s intelligence based your grammar and spelling. Only post things you know about.
- Share expert information, offer answers and help others where you can.
- Help keep flames under control, do not respond to flame-bait, don’t post grammar or spelling flames and apologise if you done so.
- Respect other people’s privacy – don’t give out other people’s details, online or offline
- Don’t abuse your power – the more power you have, the more important it is how you use it.
- Forgive others of their mistakes. We were all once beginners and should accept that everyone has to start somewhere.
- If these rules are not followed, the first step would be sending an automatic email to the user stating that they broke the rules.
- The next time would be to limit their time to access to the internet.
- If the rules are continued to be disobeyed they would need to attend a disciplinary hearing.
- If the previous step has not corrected their actions, then the final step would be to take legal actions against the user.
How to enforce this:
Have a way for other users to report users who are not using the network for appropriate reasons so that the company can be aware of mis-conduct.
It is important when making research to always reference your work. Evaluator should keep a look out for referencing to make sure user hasn’t plagiarised their work.
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