Monday, April 09, 2007

Draft Blogger's Code of Conduct

O'Reilly Radar blogged When I wrote my Call for a Blogging Code of Conduct last week, I suggested some ideas of what such a code might contain, but didn't actually put forth a draft that people could subscribe to. We're not quite there yet, but we have a plan.

We've drafted a code of conduct that will eventually be posted on, and created a badge that sites can display if they want to link to that code of conduct.

Leftwing bloggers laugh at the idea of civility. After all, they are so filled with hate that they can't imagine being civil.

Ed Morrissey wonders whether we really need a code of conduct, saying

Most of us came into the blogosphere to get away from editorial restrictions imposed by others. We allow our own judgments and values to guide our publications. That may result in some bruised feelings from time to time, but our readers make the decision as to whether we have met their editorial guidelines, and that should be good enough in a free market.
But the best response I saw came from ScrappleFace
Genteel Blogs Offer 'Civility Offsets' to Vitriolic Bloggers
Read the whole thing. It is hilarious, reminding us all how Gore and his friends by buying carbon-offset "indulgences" from themselves so that they can preach respect for global warming, while spewing more carbon dioxide than just about anyone else in the country.


Anonymous said...

Heh. I laugh because I tried to do it last years and was outed, shunned and ridiculed for my efforts.

I have to laugh some more because Morrissey demonstrates part of the reason for my laughter.

Rather uncivil post of yours. And unfair.

Big Tent Dem.

Don Singleton said...

Why was my post uncivil and unfair? The site I referenced Talk Left said I can only chuckle at stories like this. What is the difference between laughter and chuckling. As far as the hate part, have you gone by Daily Kos recently?