Not Saussure

April 12, 2007

Bloggers Code of Conduct

Filed under: Blogroll — notsaussure @ 2:23 pm

Tristan Lewis provides a very helpful fisking of the whole idea, albeit with some American legal references that aren’t perhaps particularly relevant over here. Possibly also worth pointing out that the two options Tim O’Reilly offers us,

and

are a false dichotomy. As Linton Chiswick suggests in The First Post, most of us don’t think ‘anything goes’ and censor vast amounts of stuff anyway; if we didn’t everyone’s blogs would be awash with posts advertising Russian porn and viagra. Doesn’t mean we buy into the whole idea of a ‘civility enforced’ code, and nor does it mean we take responsibility for all comments that appear.

As so often, Mr Worstall puts it very well:

“This blog is my property and runs to my rules, changeable as they are.”

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2 Comments »

  1. If I adhered to this code, there’d be no point in me continuing.

    I don’t think I’ve ever produced a post that could be called civil, truthful or accurate.

    In fact, I’ve never produced a post that could be described without using curse-words.

    If we all had to be civil, we’d all be like you – reasoned, heavily-researched and well thought out.

    And who wants that?

    Comment by Flying Rodent — April 12, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

  2. If we all had to be civil, we’d all be like you – reasoned, heavily-researched and well thought out.

    And who wants that?

    Tin Drummer shudders Homer Simpson style….

    Comment by Tin Drummer — April 13, 2007 @ 9:28 am


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