Code of Conduct

Russell Brown wrote the other day about a new blogger code of conduct that has been proposed by Tim O'Reilly of web 2.0 phrase coinage (supposedly) and the animal tech books' fame together with the Inventor of wikipedia, Jimmy Wales.

I have read the said Bloggers Code of Conduct and I think it is a pile of trite shit.

However as everyone seems want to have such a thing here is mine. (Shamelessly pinched from contextia and amended for me.)

  1. I will criticise anyone, group of people or any organisation anyway I want until they get their lawyer to say otherwise (even then there better be a damn good reason)….
  2. If someone leaves a comment I don't like. Then I won't cry about it I'll just delete it or make them out to be a fool (if possible otherwise the first is taken and hope that noone else reads the comment…).
  3. I'll write whatever I want without any regard to whether I'll say it in person or even back it up if questioned.
  4. I reserve the right to not have any concern or regard about anyone else's beliefs, physical characteristics or hobbies etc etc (see point 1).
  5. Public slanging matches are preferred to private conversations as it makes life far more interesting and boosts google rankings.
  6. Anonymity is to be supported – 'On the Internet no one knows you're a dog' is a motto that should be promoted. The free exchange of ideas should not be tied to one's name (although I think you're pretty gutless doing this, and I will try my hardest to out you…).
  7. 'Trolls' are to be supported, encouraged and vilified where necessary, including where necessary a sound thrashing in a boxing ring. (see point 5).

Right there you are. Now I have a Code of Conduct for the blog.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.