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Quiz: Are Your Internet Manners Up To Snuff?

Test your netiquette know-how! That's internet+etiquette. Netiquette.

Posted on April 2, 2013, at 11:50 a.m. ET

In this modern times, it's hard to know what's the proper etiquette for certain online situations. Don't worry, BuzzFeed is here with a handy quiz that will hopefully not leave you reeling with regret and shame for all the times you did the wrong thing.

Good luck!

  1. 1. When reblogging someone on Tumblr:

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    Wrong! 

    Add your comments below the existing text

    Never delete the link to where it was reblogged from - that's considered very rude, and people on Tumblr get very annoyed by this.

  2. 2. How many selfies per month are acceptable on Instagram?

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    Wrong! 

    0-2

    If you are over the age of 17, you get one selfie every other week. That's it. Under 17, you're still subject to Teen Rules, which basically means you're insufferable to the rest of the internet world and therefore exempt. Go nuts, teens. But if you're an adult, you get 2 a month.

  3. 3. Your ex announces his or her engagement on Facebook. You:

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    Do nothing but hide all activity

    You don't want to have to deal with the 8 months of their wedding planning and wedding photos. Do yourself a big favor and save your own sanity. You can remove all future updates from that person without actually unfriending.

  4. 4. When is it appropriate to flag an email as "Important" or "Urgent" when sending?

    liv.ac.uk
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    Only to coworkers but never your boss

    Ok, maybe MAYBE if it's super duper urgent, but really in that case you should just walk into your boss's office and use your mouth-speaking-hole. There's a weird power dynamic with the "Important" flag in Outlook that you cannot mess with.

  5. 5. When is it appropriate to "Poke" someone on Facebook?

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    Wrong! 

    Ironically with your friends!

    What's creepier than a Facebook Poke? Nothing! Your buddies will be weirded out and vaguely amused. Poking your crush will definitely come off as crazed and stalker-ish.

  6. 6. When is it NOT ok to tag someone in a Facebook post?

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    Wrong! 

    Tagging someone in a flyer or promotion

    Ugh! That's the worst. If you want to invite someone to your event or have them notice someone, just use the normal channels. Don't be annoying.

  7. 7. Is it ok to RT notifications from Favstar bots?

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    Wrong! 

    No, never

    It's braggy and weird.

  8. 8. You accidentally hit "reply" instead of "reply all"...

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    Wrong! 

    Any of the above

    This one is a real doozy. We're used to being petrified of the accidentally reply-all, but doing the opposite can be just as weird. Any of these methods work. Namaste.

  9. 9. Is it acceptable to Gchat people you've never Gchatted before without warning them you're going to chat?

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    Only surprise gchat your good pals

    Otherwise it's weird! And don't chat for work stuff (except with people who work IN your office)

  10. 10. How long should you wait to hear back on a non-urgent email (personal or work related) before emailing them again?

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    Next business day, end of day

    Give 'em some time, and if you have to nudge again, nudge gently. Gentle nudges.

  11. 11. Can you show up to a place where you saw your friend check in on Foursquare?

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    Wrong! 

    Yes, but text first

    This might be controversial, but I think it's reasonable that in some cases, you should feel free to meet up with your friend. It's gotta be case by case. Don't be a creep.

  12. 12. You're having customer service issues with an airline. You:

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    Wrong! 

    Call their customer service phone number first, and then, and ONLY THEN may you tweet directly to them

    No one wants to see you tweet about your customer service problems. If you can't get help any other way, you may tweet directly to the company, but only in a polite way.

  13. 13. How do you respond to an e-Card?

    money.gather.com
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    Wrong! 

    Call your mom

    She's the only one who could possibly be sending you this, so give her a call.

  14. 14. What do you do about that one friend who's always arguing about religion or politics on Facebook?

    tinyfrog.wordpress.com
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    Wrong! 

    Read his posts, but don't engage

    Pop that popcorn and watch his buddies go nuts arguing with him. This Facebook's best free entertainment.

  15. 15. Can you unfollow people you know in real life on Twitter?

    collegehumor.com
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    Wrong! 

    Only if their account is inactive

    Sorry. You can't unfollow people you know in real life just because they're annoying. You CAN unfollow if their account is inactive and you're trying to prune off some dead accounts.

  16. 16. Do you need to reply to every Snapchat?

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    Wrong! 

    Yes

    For some reason, the imperative to reply promptly to all Snapchats is an undisputed rule of the internet. I know, it's a little annoying, but the Teens have spoken. This is the rule for this service.

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