This article is from the Quotations FAQ, by Sir Hans email@example.com Jason Newquist firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Good manners are the settled medium of social, as
specie is of commercial, life; returns are equally expected
Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)
"Letters to his Son" (1774) 25 December 1753
If you are new to the net, it is recommended that you spend some
time reading the documents from the group news.announce.newusers.
These will explain everything you need to know. In short, netiquette
is the usenet equivalent of good manners, and like in real life, people
who do not conform to them are not likely to be appriciated much by the
community. Remember that you are far more likely to receive an answer
to a request if it is in written in proper English, well formatted and
if you don't ask people to reply by e-mail (bear in mind that your
fellow readers may well be interested in seeing the quotations as