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From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

   /net'ee?ket/, /net?i?ket/, n.
      [Coined by Chuq von Rospach c.1983] [portmanteau, network + etiquette] The
      conventions of politeness recognized on Usenet, such as avoidance of
      cross-posting to inappropriate groups and refraining from commercial
      pluggery outside the biz groups.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      /net'ee-ket/ or /net'i-ket/ Network
     The conventions of politeness recognised on Usenet and in
     mailing lists, such as not (cross-)posting to inappropriate
     groups and refraining from commercial advertising outside the
     biz groups.
     The most important rule of netiquette is "Think before you
     post".  If what you intend to post will not make a positive
     contribution to the newsgroup and be of interest to several
     readers, don't post it!  Personal messages to one or two
     individuals should not be posted to newsgroups, use private
     e-mail instead.
     When following up an article, quote the minimum necessary to
     give some context to your reply and be careful to attribute
     the quote to the right person.  If the article you are
     responding to was posted to several groups, edit the
     distribution ("Newsgroups:") header to contain only those
     groups which are appropriate to your reply, especially if the
     original message was posted to one or more inappropriate
     groups in the first place.
     Re-read and edit your posting carefully before you post.
     Check the spelling and grammar.  Keep your lines to less than
     70 characters.  Don't post test messages (except to test
     groups) - wait until you have something to say.  When posting
     humorous or sarcastic comments, it is conventional to append
     a smiley, but don't overuse them.
     Before asking a question, read the messages already in the
     group and read the group's FAQ if it has one.  When you do
     post a question, follow it with "please reply by mail and I
     will post a summary if requested" and make sure you DO post a
     summary if requested, or if only a few people were interested,
     send them a summary by mail.  This avoids umpteen people
     posting the same answer to the group and umpteen others
     posting "me too"s.
     If you believe someone has violated netiquette, send them a
     message by __private e-mail__, DO NOT post a follow-up to the
     news.  And be polite, they may not realise their mistake, they
     might be a beginner or may not even have been responsible for
     the "crime" - their account may have been used by someone else
     or their address forged.
     Be proud of your postings but don't post just to see your name
     in pixels.  Remember: your future employer may be reading.
     Netiquette for Usenet Site Administrators
     [{Jargon File]

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