Now I’ve seen everything. According to the Beeb, Tim O’Reilly, amongst others, is calling for the implementation of a blogging code of conduct in response to the whole “OMG someone threatened death against Kathy Sierra meme”, which he describes as
a code of conduct around what is acceptable behavior, I would hope that it doesn’t come through any kind of [legal/government] regulation it would come through self-regulation.
OK, so I’ve been a little negative lately in my analysis of all things blogging, but how do you spin this crap positively? You cant.
It’s complete and utter bollocks (language refrained due to the audience).
A code of conduct is going to stop nutters making death threats on blogs. Yeah, and a f*cking lettuce leaf will bring peace in the Middle East and a carrot will appease North Korea.
Are these people on drugs?
And no, I’m not just talking about the Grade A nutters making death threats against feminist obsessed professional victims, but the Grade A nutters who think that implementing a blogging code of conduct will make even an ounce of difference.
Could there be any other possible explanation?
The world is an amazing place, screwed up, but amazing none the less. :-)