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Core Rules of Netiquette. This weeks topic was Netiquette. This post is supposed to cover one of the 10 rules from Virginia Shea’s “The Core Rules of netiquette” that i have personal experiences with.

Rule 6: Share expert knowledge.

I would like to point out the network of question-and-answer websites - Stack Exchange. I have been using some of the sites like StackOverflow for years now. They have setup rules for asking questions (and also how one should respond to new-comers). Some of the points reach into some other rules from Virginia Shea’s 10 rules like Rule 4: Respect other people’s time and bandwidth.

Using StackOverflow has taught me a thing or two regarding Rule 6. Asking help can be hardCore Rules of Netiquette. This weeks topic was Netiquette. This post is supposed to cover one of the 10 rules from Virginia Shea’s “The Core Rules of netiquette” that i have personal experiences with.

Rule 6: Share expert knowledge.

I would like to point out the network of question-and-answer websites - Stack Exchange. I have been using some of the sites like StackOverflow for years now. They have setup rules for asking questions (and also how one should respond to new-comers). Some of the points reach into some other rules from Virginia Shea’s 10 rules like Rule 4: Respect other people’s time and bandwidth.

Using StackOverflow has taught me a thing or two regarding Rule 6. Asking help can be hard and sometimes these newcomers dont ask questions exactly by the rules but this gives no right to people to shut them down. I have asked “bad” questions but with a good community you can only get better. Also the point and badge system gives incentive for people to help others both by anwsering their questions and also helping people learn how to ask better questions.

Sources: https://stackoverflow.com/help/how-to-ask