On the heels of the posting of death threats against prominent blogger Kathy Sierra, technology publisher Tim O'Reilly has released a draft code of conduct for blogging that calls for an end to anonymous comments and a commitment to online civility.
The draft code, which includes a symbol akin to a sheriff's badge stating "civility enforced," notes that the frank and open conversations embraced by bloggers do not have to lack civility. The code urges bloggers to take responsibility for the words and comments they post on blogs and to avoid posting content intended to threaten or harass others and delete comments that contain such content.
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