/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.
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