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Twitter's guide to sending DMs (if that's your cup of tea)

Twitter users have given credence to the catchy refrain 'it goes down in the DMs'.

Some tweeps appear to be tired of getting unsolicited and inappropriate direct messages (DMs) on their social media platforms.

So they've taken it upon themselves to draw up a handbook of sorts, outlining what constitutes acceptable 'DM etiquette'.

What do people let slide and what warrants a block, unfollow or side-eye?

Here's a comprehensive list of advice from tweeps themselves:

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#DMYourCrushDay may have just opened the DM floodgates for infatuated social media users on Twitter and you shouldn't fall for it.

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Some Twitter users feel Shaun Abrahams has been left with egg on his face after dropping fraud charges against Gordhan and co.

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It's payday week for the masses and the festive season is fast approaching so tweeps dropped some advise on how to be "economical".

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