How to be polite on Usenet

(When asking a question in a technical newsgroup)

Give the impression that you value the time of the people reading and/or answering your question at least as highly as your own.

Understand that people who come to comp.lang.perl.* to answer questions want to answer questions relating to Perl.

From those simple rules can be derived a whole lot of other rules which are to be found in the comp.lang.perl guidelines.