For some reason the debate about bloggers’ ethics has risen again this week. It’s not a new debate, but it’s become newsworthy when blogger Tim O’Reilly mentioned it at his O’Reilly Radar site. O’Reilly’s suggestion is for bloggers to put one of these two symbols on their page:
There’s interesting stuff about anonymity and “feeding the trolls”, but in the end, it’s the choice of the blogger/host to impose the rules that they are comfortable with.
There’s one reasonable code of blogger ethics here at Cyberjournalist.
My view is that I am willing to let people comment here without moderation, though I have some experience in dealing with nasties. I won’t allow racist, homophobic or sexist comments, but if you want to have a go at my politics, go ahead.