Draft “Blogger Code of Conduct” by Tim O'Reilly

    Tim O'Reilly, the founder of O'Reilly Media, who introduced and defined the concept of Web 2.0, published a draft blogger’s Code of Conduct on his blog and even came up with an icon to indicate that the blog follows this code. He also invites everyone to contribute to its development on the wiki pages .

    Here is my translation of the first draft of the code proposed by him, which has already caused a lot of reviews on the network, despite the fact that it was published only yesterday:

    We welcome the birth of the blogosphere, as it involves a frank and open dialogue. But frankness does not at all mean a lack of politeness. We present this Blogger Code of Conduct in the hope that it will help to create a culture that encourages both personal attitude and constructive dialogue.

    1. We take responsibility for our own words and for comments made by us on our blogs .

      We are in favor of the Civility Enforced standard: we will not record with unacceptable content, and we will also delete such comments.

      We define as "inappropriate content" any information that includes, or is related to the fact that:

      - is used to insult, harass, harass or threaten another person
      - it is libelous, knowingly false information, personal attacks, or that makes the person false light
      - infringes on copyrights or trademarks
      - violates privacy obligations
      - is an interference with the privacy of others.

      We define “inappropriate content” based on each specific case, and our definitions are not limited to this list. If we delete a comment or link, we will talk about it and explain why we do it. [We reserve the right to change these standards at any time without notice.]
    2. We will not talk on the net of what we would not say to a person personally .
    3. We personally contact the person before answering publicly .

      Faced with conflicts and misrepresentations in the blogosphere, we will make every effort to talk privately with this person or find an intermediary for this - before publishing any entries related to this case.
    4. If we believe that someone is unjustly criticizing the other, we take action .

      When someone posts abusive comments or blog entries, we will contact them (if possible in confidence - see above) and ask them to apologize publicly. If these comments can be interpreted as a threat, and the offender does not take back his words and does not apologize, we will work with law enforcement agencies to protect the target of the threat.
    5. We do not allow anonymous comments .

      We require commenters to provide a valid email address before posting, although we allow commenters to use nicknames instead of real names.
    6. We ignore provocateurs (trolls).

      We prefer not to respond to obscene comments about us or our blogs, unless they are a clear insult or slander. We believe that, in response to provocateurs, we only encourage them - “Never fight pigs. You both get dirty, but only the pigs like it. ” Ignoring public attacks is often the best way to stop them.

    For those sites that do not wish to adhere to this code, he offers the “anything goes” icon, which would warn a person that he enters an open and uncontrolled zone — at his own risk. With regard to this, comments like: “Something tells me that sites with the logo of the Swabona Zone will be more interesting” appeared on the Internet.

    It is likely that the draft will not remain a draft for a long time, since the community was interested in the idea of ​​editing the code on the wiki, and is constantly changing the current version, sometimes radically changing the meaning of some punks.

    Despite all the skepticism, the proposed code is worth considering. Let's create our own “Code of Conduct for the Habra-Man” based on it? Suggest options :)

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