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.