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87 Tips for a Successful Internet Experience:
87. Juvenile inside jokes are juvenile. Do not bother decoding them, especially when site admins warn you they are stupid.
86. Anyone who purposely mispells words because it's the "cool" thing to do online finds themselves on the bottom of that community's totem poll. Unless you're on Facebook, MySpace, or a crappy chatroom.
85. To many an internet user, "nerd" is a compliment, not an insult, so don't bother using that one. Unless you're on Facebook or MySpace.
84. Don't expect Facebook and MySpace to speak for all of the internet.
83. Don't feed the troll.
>82. Get a feel for what the atmosphere of the site/community is before posting.
81. Want homework help because you couldn't be bothered to read the book? Don't go to a forum/community for said book and ask us to do your homework. We won't. Instead, we'll snark.
80. Read. The. Rules Or at least the basic ones.
79. Sockpuppets tend to be caught. Even three years later. (Google search "Charlotte Lennox" and "msscribe.")
78. If it sounds innocent, it isn't.
Anyone have any more? I'd love to make this a (fun) list. I may mix up the order after. But yes, feel free to add on!
(And references to specific things are fine. After all, 87 and 79 are direct fandom references!)
ETA: Sorry if any of you got the coding earlier. C&P on rich text doesn't work well.