DON'T BE AN IDIOT (DBAI)

There is lots of hullabaloo going around about Tim O'Reilly's "Blogger's Code of Conduct".

I understand where he's coming from, and it's an admirable effort.

But, a "code of conduct"? How about just some common sense.
Blog owners just need to take responsibility for the content that's on their blogs, and if they see fit, delete stuff.

Censorship? Nah, it's my blog, I publish what I want.

I will say, Tim's badge is pretty damn hokey. C'mon Tim, you do want to be taken seriously, don't you?

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Keith Bond has sought to fill gaping hole left by this code of conduct in the form of a badge for the rest of the blogs out there. Makes sense. Warn people that they may be offended if they continue reading.

If you really want to send a message to your commenters, here's one for you.

It covers everything from being an ass, to spamming, to link dropping. In fact it carries over into real-life as well. You can't go wrong with this one. Feel free to use it on your own blog:

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 03:30:43 PM in Blogging
Scott Jangro

By Scott Jangro

Scott Jangro is a co-founder of Shareist. He's an entrepreneur, an old school affiliate marketer, web developer, a dad, a cyclist, and golfer.

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