Netiquette / Neti Human Rights

I was reading some of the rules that apply to most of the internet, on forums etc on the following pages (Link A) ([URL=“http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5918431/10-rules-of-netiquette”]Link B).

I began to asset the rules some of which most of us have been in or have broken at times, myself included. There is also rules that are being broken on a continuous basis by moderators, administrators and users on power trips. Which brings me to something that I think the internet needs which is ‘Neti Human Rights’ as in, it is everyone Net Human right to ask a question, regardless how stupid it may be or that it’s on page 5 of the documentation (aka RTFM).

There should be 10 Neti Human rights layout and and described in detail, that many users and moderators and administrators should follow. Everyone has been a ‘newbie’ at one point but some users really let there online ‘status’ get to there head.

What is your opinion or experiences ?

Yep, agree but who is going to police it?. Some forums are better than others. Some have one set of rules for the moderators and another set for the users. A couple of weeks ago I saw a post of someone showing the reply they got from a forum administrator saying they didn’t have the time or the inclination to investigate a complaint about a moderators post. The moderator’s post was obviously against what would normally be common forum rules, although it was a minor breach, but the administrator certainly portrayed themselves as arrogant and uncaring for the user’s complaint.

Alot of these moderators and Administrators let their status get to their head. I don’t know what role they have in real life but whatever it is alot of them need an attitude adjustment but because it is the Internet and it’s so easy to behave any way you want with no one being able to put a face to a avatar, I don’t foresee it getting any better. Internet communication is different then voice communication and face to face communication is different then either of the two, which one is the best, is there a best good question the answer is Face two face communication because you get a sense of body language and facial expressions, which is the worst ? That is a no briner Internet communication or social media whatever terminology you prefer to call it.

you guys are obviously not talking about sitepoint forum moderators, right?

Hmmm.
That is a case for Inspector Gadget !

Some of us moderators are dealing with certain individuals who have trouble following the one person, one account policy, which no doubt annoys the individuals involved there.

What about the 10 Neti Human rights of the aforementioned Mods and Admins who have to put up with regular spam attacks, dross, fluff and garbage on a daily basis?
And yes I agree that everyone has been a newbie at one time but there has to be a point that you progress out of noobship, grow some cahoonas and take the criticism on the chin and learn from it.

Netiquette goes both ways.

What about the 10 Neti Human rights of the aforementioned Mods and Admins who have to put up with regular spam attacks, dross, fluff and garbage on a daily basis?

Administrators and Moderators have to accept that there is always going to be a degree of spam attacks and dross and fluff and should not class all newbie into this classification, for example theft happens regularly and most corporate business do have a margin in which to expect things to be stolen, the same metaphor can be used in forums but that doesn’t make it acceptable to class all newbies into this class you have to shift though it very precisely.

And yes I agree that everyone has been a newbie at one time but there has to be a point that you progress out of noobship, grow some cahoonas and take the criticism on the chin and learn from it.

You make it sound as if it’s a black & white issue, which it’s not. When is someone out of noobship as you put it, who is the judge and jury of that a moderator/administrator ? After a few newbie posts the moderator/administrator could deem the user not a newbie when infact this ‘newbie’ is just getting their feet wet.