I find many people these days are losing touch with some of the best technologies on the web in favor of substitutes which just do not hold up as technically superior, or at least, in my mind. One of these are the modern forums that we have people going to all the time. I don't find them to be as good as the standard Usenet newsgroups which have been around for ages.
Because many people are jumping into these technologies, such as web forums, without understanding many of the basic areas of etiquette on the internet. I think that it is now time for me to go ahead and give you all a link which I outright demand you all read. You need to know proper Netiquette!
Of course, I know many of you are very good about netiquette, and let me say how much I greatly appreciate this. For those of you who may never have had this type of education, it is about time that you do! It really does make the internet a more pleasant place.
Wikipedia entry on Netiquette (excellent resource)
Special notes about Google's Groups