Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blogger's Code of Conduct

The Blogger's Code of Conduct is a proposal by Tim O'Reilly for bloggers to enforce civility on their bloggers by being civil themselves and moderating comments on their blog. The code was proposed due to threats made to blogger Kathy Sierra[1]. The idea of the code was first reported by BBC News, who quoted O'Reilly saying, "I do think we need some code of conduct around what is acceptable behaviour, I would hope that it doesn't come through any kind of regulation it would come through self-regulation."
O'Reilly and others came up with a list of seven proposed ideas:

.Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for the comments you allow on your blog.
.Label your tolerance level for abusive comments.
.Consider eliminating anonymous comments.
.Ignore the trolls.
.Take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so.
.If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so.
.Don't say anything online that you wouldn't say in person.

In later comments, O'Reilly gave a tacit endorsement of Jon Garfunkle's Comment Management Proposal: "Jon, your post at Comment Management Responsibility: A Proposal is very detailed and thought provoking, as well as way more comprehensive than anything I'd thought so far."

Two old 'friends'...

This is 'Jaap', Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. A Dutch and the Secretary General of the NATO since December 2003. Until then he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. In December 2002 at an EU conference he met Abdullah Gül, by then Prime Minister of Turkey. I remember a meeting they both had. Jaap came out that meeting and had 'red ears'. The only thing he wanted to say about his meeting with PM Gül was that in his whole career he never heard such a 'language' . That's all he wanted to say. Now Jaap is the boss of the NATO and Abdullah Minister of Foreign affairs of Turkey. And they met today. Jaap urged Turkey not to interfere in Iraq. We will see...

Last year they met in Sofia at the NATO summit, and it looks like that they can smile about what happened in 2002.

The same occasion: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn and Abdullah Gül.

Here with The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Eduard Kukan, and you see, Gül can make jokes...


The son of my oldest brother...Joeri...a model for Prada and many other
fashion brands. Doing shows in Paris, New York and Milan.
Don't think that the whole family looks like him...
Btw, he is still a kid!