= N =
net.god /net god/ n.
Accolade referring to anyone who
satisfies some combination of the following conditions: has been
visible on Usenet for more than 5 years, ran one of the original
backbone sites, moderated an important newsgroup, wrote news
software, or knows Gene, Mark, Rick, Mel, Henry, Chuq, and Greg
personally. See demigod. Net.goddesses such as Rissa or the
Slime Sisters have (so far) been distinguished more by personality
than by authority.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.