Conduct

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So the idea of a blogger code of conduct is being tossed around… My first thought after reading it was “You’re kidding me, right? This is the Internet and trolls aren’t going away anytime soon.” Greg Storey’s response to it is the best I’ve seen so far…

You’re on my site and these are my thoughts. I do not moderate comments, except in the event where someone has posted spam, obscene messages, hate speech, etc. that has somehow made it through Spam Karma, Bad Behavior and Akismet. If a comment is posted that I find objectionable, I will delete the comment and take steps to make sure you can’t comment here again. I’m not going to write something inflammatory about other bloggers, coworkers, clients, etc. on my site because it’s common sense not to do so. I am responsible for what I write online, and I know that.

I don’t think a Blogger’s Code of Conduct is a terrible and/or outlandish idea, but it’s completely unnecessary.

What do you think about the Blogger’s Code of Conduct? Is it necessary? Will you subscribe to its policies on your site?

24 thoughts on “Conduct

  1. My question would be, “What does (would) that look like?”

    Those badges were horrid.

    I’m of the school of thought that, it’s my blog, I’ll run it how I see fit. There’s more at stake than just your ability to type whatever your heart so desires.

  2. What a joke. The fact of the matter is that the best way to manage a community is not to delete posts (or comments) but to let people write whatever they want and let the community itself deal with them. I delete comments that are spam, that’s all. I keep trolls around, I keep everything. But I will not delete a comment simply because it ‘makes me mad’ or whatever.

    You may not agree with me and that’s fine, I’m OK with that.

    I think that blogs are great partially because they so accurately reflect how their owners behave in real life.

    @ Andy: No way this catches on. If it does I’ll be SUPREMELY shocked.

    P.S.- I’m in a very snarky mood after reading that post, so any snarkastic remarks I make here and now are truly not directed at either you (Chris) or you (Andy).

  3. I had an instance where a guy dropped in on my blog, made some “death threats” and very obscene attacks at me and my beliefs.

    I deleted them simply because I didn’t want people visiting my blog to come across them — not because I didn’t like him disagreeing with my beliefs or his hope that a Satanic goat would eat my young, or whatever it was.

    I don’t long for anything like this, as I think the owners and authors of most (legitimate) blogs have done a very good job of managing things themselves.

    @Ben – no offense taken.

  4. My question would be, “What does (would) that look like?”

    Those badges were horrid.

    I’m of the school of thought that, it’s my blog, I’ll run it how I see fit. There’s more at stake than just your ability to type whatever your heart so desires.

  5. What a joke. The fact of the matter is that the best way to manage a community is not to delete posts (or comments) but to let people write whatever they want and let the community itself deal with them. I delete comments that are spam, that’s all. I keep trolls around, I keep everything. But I will not delete a comment simply because it ‘makes me mad’ or whatever.

    You may not agree with me and that’s fine, I’m OK with that.

    I think that blogs are great partially because they so accurately reflect how their owners behave in real life.

    @ Andy: No way this catches on. If it does I’ll be SUPREMELY shocked.

    P.S.- I’m in a very snarky mood after reading that post, so any snarkastic remarks I make here and now are truly not directed at either you (Chris) or you (Andy).

  6. *nods* I think we’re in agreement, Ben.

    Since moving to WordPress I’ve yet to delete a legitimate comment, whether it’s positive or negative. The only time I’ve had to remove a comment is when someone decided it was a good idea to start linking to hate group websites when they posted to my site (while I was running it through Blogger). Deleting comments is a habit I never want to get into. A massaged discussion isn’t at all genuine, and frankly, it’d probably get quite boring.

  7. I had an instance where a guy dropped in on my blog, made some “death threats” and very obscene attacks at me and my beliefs.

    I deleted them simply because I didn’t want people visiting my blog to come across them — not because I didn’t like him disagreeing with my beliefs or his hope that a Satanic goat would eat my young, or whatever it was.

    I don’t long for anything like this, as I think the owners and authors of most (legitimate) blogs have done a very good job of managing things themselves.

    @Ben – no offense taken.

  8. Andy Thompson said: “I had an instance where a guy dropped in on my blog, made some “death threatsâ€? and very obscene attacks at me and my beliefs.”

    Yeah, sorry about those.

  9. Andy Thompson said: “I had an instance where a guy dropped in on my blog, made some “death threats” and very obscene attacks at me and my beliefs.”

    Yeah, sorry about those.

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