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From Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001) [jargon]:

  net.police /net-p*-lees'/ n. (var. `net.cops') Those Usenet readers who
     feel it is their responsibility to pounce on and {flame} any posting
     which they regard as offensive or in violation of their understanding of
     {netiquette}. Generally used sarcastically or pejoratively. Also spelled
     `net police'. See also {net.-}, {code police}.
  


  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

  net.police
       
          /net-p*-lees'/ (Or "net police", "net.cops") Those {Usenet}
          readers who feel it is their responsibility to pounce on and
          {flame} any posting which they regard as offensive or in
          violation of their understanding of {netiquette}.  Generally
          used sarcastically or pejoratively.
       
          See also {net.-}, {code police}.
       
          [{Jargon File}]
       
       

















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