Tim O´Reilly is giving us a sort of ideas about how to use a correct code of conduct in the blogs. In the three texts that I have been reading he give some examples and also a lot of explanations which are the reasons of the bad attitude of many people in many blogs. Here you are some of the reasons that I collected from these texts that seem interesting to know something about them. At least to have a little idea of this issue .
1. Take responsibility not only for your own words, but also for the comments that will appear in your blog: Chris Locke wrote: YOYOW — You Own Your Own Words. When you create a blog you have to be conscious that all that there will be in is because you allow it. So you have to restrict those comments you think are inappropriate to appear in your own blog. You must control this and if it is necessary you should remove all them. But it´s important to be transparent , this means that you only can eliminate those comments which have slights or show bad attitude with other bloggers. If you are not according with one comment of other blogger you can´t remove, because all have the possibility of express themselves, but respecting the rules of blogs.
2. Design your tolerance level: Kaylea Hascall suggest this idea and encourage to do it through Creative Commons because helps you know how to share your knowledge and creativity with the world.
This provide security and let people know how type of blog are you going to visit. If you don´t want to see nasty comments there is the possibility to put them on the bottom of the page. So you only will read quality comments or for you the best comments.
3.Anonymity: Anonymous persons write what they want without limits, and for instance, this doesn´t happen if you are identify with one email address. So the correct way is that all people have to give one email address when they subscribe in one blog or when they are going to comment in this.
4 Disregard : There is the option to deny the comments of one person who perhaps is dirtying your blog with them. Another way is to ignore their comments and not to answer their, because this means that you are taking part in the discussion, and this is not good for your reputation.
5. Solve the problem directly: Talk with the person who is disturbing your blog by other way, but not having the discussion though it. You can finish with the problem talking with this person and saying clear what you think about his behavior. Or even you can solve this though another person who talks in your name too.
6. Would you say the same if you are face to face? : Some people say much more when they are talking though a blog than when they are in front of the other person. Sometimes the discussions happen online because you feel more secure and you know that nothing will happen. But we have to take into account all the thing that we say to another person and try to be respectful.
I fully agree with Tim O´Reilly when he says “A suggestion of some moderation mechanism that might be more effective than a code of conduct“. It seems that sometimes give some rules is the worst thing that you can do. If you want to change one situation and you make these laws for the improvement, imposing these code the results surely will be the same. This happens because people will try to do the same but cheating or doing by other way.
Perhaps in real quality blog there are less bad attitudes because of the fact that people don´t know the existence of them, because the themes that are treated and for them they are boring to read and judge them. So they can´t give their opinions of them until the discover them and their content.
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- O´Reilly, T. (2007). Call for a Blogger’s Code of Conduct. . 31.3.2007. Retrieved from http://radar.oreilly.com/2007/03/call-for-a-bloggers-code-of-co.html
- O´Reilly, T. (2007). Code of Conduct: Lessons Learned So Far. 11.04.2007. Retrieved from http://radar.oreilly.com/2007/04/code-of-conduct-lessons-learne.html
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