“We celebrate the blogosphere because it embraces frank and open conversation. But frankness does not have to mean lack of civility.”
– The opening lines of a draft ‘blogging code of conduct’ written by Tim O’Reilly. The draft says people should not be allowed to leave anonymous comments. Blogs which are open and uncensored should post an “anything goes” logo to the site to warn readers, the code suggests. Readers of these blogs would be warned: “We are not responsible for the comments of any poster, and when discussions get heated, crude language, insults and other “off colour” comments may be encountered. Participate in this site at your own risk.” The draft will now be assessed and amended by bloggers around the world.