A set of "rules" for using the Usenet set forth in IETF RFC 1855. Communicating well on the web without manifesting a misunderstanding can sometimes be a challenge. The lack of face-to-face interactions when expressing your opinions can sometimes be left to perspective, despite intentions. In order to be effective in communication, without causing "Flame Wars" (see above), there are Netiquette rules to follow to maintain a certain integrity on the net. These include being clear in your communication, using the appropriate language, being brief about the subject and selective on what kind of information you reveal. The number one rule is to be considerate of others, and try to avoid conflict by addressing your points without being condescending. If by chance, you are in a situation that creates personal attacks, the number one rule is to ignore the matter, and realize that fighting on the Internet is pointless.