A message from Kathy Sierra, that she left in my comments:
For the record, I had nothing to do with the Code of Conduct (except for the obvious — that I made that-post-I-now-regret), was never part of any discussions or “efforts” as a result of my post, and I don’t think the Code of Conduct makes any sense (or would ever work).
That a blogger should be allowed to have their own comment policy (without fear of censorship cries) seems more than enough, and probably all that *could* or should be done. This is a people problem, and nothing will prevent people from hate, harassment, threats, sexual intimidation, whatever…on either your own or someone else’s blog– and it grows in direct proportion to your visibility. It’s easy enough to hide one’s identity, spoof the identity of another, anonymize your IP address, etc., and I think the ability to be anonymous is too important to discourage.
So, you either can take it and give as good as you get — something Hugh can do ; ) or you get out and take another path, which I’m doing (path unknown, I just know it won’t be me as a (virtually) lone blogger/speaker, etc.)
I just wanted to get the word out that I was not part of this Code of Conduct–or any other attempt to *do* something that may have been prompted by what happened to me.
Rock on, Kath. We all love ya.
yes we do love her.
What you guys think of the option she is going to take for as her next step ? On her last post she list 7 of them. I would suggest #4
hmmm..iKathy left a similar comment in O’Reilly’s post on the CoC–and was obviously misquoted in the NYTimes blast at the blogosphere. Yet isn’t it weird that neither O’Reilly nor Wales ever asked Kathy to be part of the discussion on a “policy” idea that’s come out of something that affected her? And isn’t that kind of sexist on their part? As if she just couldn’t handle it and they know better? Sheesh!
I’m glad to hear she’s doing well and not letting those assholes get to her. Thanks for the post Hugh!
Regarding Kathy, I have left a message at CPU.
As for the cartoon, when does one stop being young? 🙂
My gaping void widget on my blog shocked the heck out of me today. It has the Nevada Appeal masthead in it and I see the same thing when I came over here??? WTF??
NVMojo, everything looks fine on my end… Weird, though…
Regarding your cartoon- somehow you make my ambitious ambitions seem superfluous.
That cartoon is a gem from 2004. I like the little guy better.
Being old is easier, all you have to do is not die.
Your cartoon- I’m still looking, probably in the wrong places.