April 18, 2007

Bloggers Code of Conduct

Every day several blogs receive spam comments,anonymous comments and though you might can block some of the comments,still some of these would still be there on your blog sad Take a look at this link which describes about death threats to bloggers.With so many problems in the BlogoSphere,it was high time to bring a code of "Conduct for Bloggers".

O'Reilly came out with the Code Of Conduct for Bloggers at the ETech Conference , which addresses some of the common problems faced by Bloggers.

Some of the rules that were discussed at the conference are given below:
  1. Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for the comments you allow on your blog.
  2. Label your tolerance level for abusive comments.
  3. Consider eliminating anonymous comments.
  4. Ignore the trolls.
  5. Take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so.
  6. If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so
  7. Don't say anything online that you wouldn't say in person
These are not the final rules but more rules would still be added after further discussions.You can read the complete description of the Code Of Conduct here and believe me,you would find it very true and interesting as well.One strange thing is that there is no rule that adresses theft of content from other blogs.

Some interesting guidelines for Women Bloggers which has been set by BlogHer can be found here

I hope that this Code Of Conduct improves the scene of the BlogoSphere

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2 Comments:

At Apr 19, 2007, 6:35:00 PM , Blogger Syed Nazir Razik said...

Hi Himanshu, Excellent post ! Very true ! We need to be socially responsible as to what we blog about as we are painting those images on a subconscious level of our readers

 
At Apr 23, 2007, 2:11:00 AM , Anonymous Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey Syed,
First of all it is great to have you on my blog.Yes Syed,each and every blogger should try to be as responsible as possible.This would help us use the real power of blogging.

-Himanshu

 

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