Tim O’Reilly “Web Pioneer” as the BBC call him has published a draft version what is being christened the blogger’s code. 

Amongst other things it calls for warnings on blogs likely to contain crude language and for anonymous posting to be outlawed.

He’s for outspoken comment but thinks that sites should carry badges saying “anything goes” to warn potential readers of the robust nature of the dialogue. This, I’m not to sure about I don’t want candid conversation to degenerate into slanging matches but, if riled, I could understand the temptation to make full use of the “anything goes” rules.

Where I am fully behind him is his zero tolerance stance on anonymous posting. If you aren’t prepared to put your name to it, don’t write it.

Anyway,see the full article here.

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