Netiquette is described by Wikipedia as “…a set of social conventions that facilitate interaction over networks, ranging from Usenet and mailing lists to blogs and forums.”
In other words, Netiquette consists of a series of rules and regulations designed to facilitate a friendly and polite internet environment. Since the internet itself is in constant flux and constantly growing in both size and technological abilities, the rules of Netiqutte need to be modified and updated as well. But one rule has remained a constant:
“… Avoid typing in ALL CAPS, which is considered to be the equivalent of shouting or yelling.”
So here is our gentle plea to the Toluna community- please make sure that your polls, topics and opinions are not written entirely in upper case (capital letters). We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you about Toluna’s moderation rules, which can also be found on the Tutorial:
- Polls, topics and opinions written entirely in upper case characters are subject to deletion.
- Polls and topics that were not properly categorized may be subject to deletion.
- Polls and topics written in one language but marked as another, as well as opinions written in the wrong language (for example, a Spanish opinion on an English topic) are subject to deletion.
See you on the site,
Avner & the Toluna Team