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