DNP

Acronym for Do Not Print or Do Not Publish (or, for Net purposes, Do Not Post). This is more important in fan etiquette than in netiquette; in the latter, it is presumed that it is Bad Form to quote someone else's email on a bulletin board without first asking permission, although some people still sometimes make the error of doing so. While letters technically remain the intellectual property of the writer, most newspapers, magazines and fanzines assume anything submitted to them is for publication. Saying, “The following is DNP…” indicates that you are withdrawing any implicit permission to print (or post) that part of your missive.

(See also DNQ.)

Contributors: Dr. Gafia