* Posting: putting a message on-line.
* Shouting: posting a message written entirely in CAPITALS.
* Flaming: verbally attacking other users by posting or sending them messages bearing unfriendly content.
* Spam: posts that are put on the ng solely for advertising some product or website (The term was inspired by the famous Monty Python “Spam” sketch.)
* Troll: a troll is someone who makes a post designed to incite flaming or predictable responses. Derives from the fishing term of “dragging bait along in the water hoping for a bite”.
* Follow-up: a follow-up is a reply to another message.
* Thread: a number of posts that are linked together by their subject.
>>> Please do not spam, flame, troll or shout.
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