Cédric Scherer

Data Visualization & Computational Ecology

Code of Conduct

I take responsibility for my own words and all the content created by myself.

I am committed to the “Civility Enforced” standard: I will not post unacceptable content, and I will delete any references or comments that contain it.

I define unacceptable content as anything included or linked to that:

  • is being used to abuse, harass, stalk, or threaten others
  • is libelous, knowingly false, ad-hominem, or misrepresents another person
  • infringes upon a copyright or trademark
  • violates an obligation of confidentiality
  • violates the privacy of others

I define and determine what is “unacceptable content” on a case-by-case basis, and my definitions are not limited to this list. If I delete a comment or link, I will say so and explain why. [I reserve the right to change these standards at any time with no notice.]

I won’t say anything online that I wouldn’t say in person.

This blog contains my personal thoughts and opinions. Accordingly, I have decided to share on this site only words that I would say in a personal conversation, namely always pay attention to a cultivated contact with my fellow humans.

I connect privately before I respond publicly.

When I encounter conflicts and misrepresentation in the blogosphere, I make every effort to talk privately and directly to the person(s) involved–or find an intermediary who can do so—before I publish any posts or comments about the issue.

I take action when I believe someone is unfairly attacking another.

When someone who is publishing comments or blog postings that are offensive, I will tell them so (privately, if possible—see above) and ask them to publicly make amends. If those published comments could be construed as a threat, and the perpetrator doesn’t withdraw them and apologize, I will cooperate with law enforcement to protect the target of the threat.

I ignore the trolls.

I prefer not to respond to nasty comments about my person, work or blog, as long as they don’t veer into abuse or libel. I believe that feeding the trolls only encourages them—“Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it.” Ignoring public attacks is often the best way to contain them.

Modified from Tim O'Reilly