April 10, 2007

Blogging Code-Of-Conduct - comments, disproof, other sides, etc.

The bogosphere is not the "Wild West". Rather, it is a collection of petty medieval fiefdoms. Whose Lords are engaged in constant squabbling with each other to control the realm's natural resource ("attention"). And the peasants are told to eat cake.

Underlinked: Jon Garfunkel, Comment Management Responsibility (CommResp)

Making the rounds: Tristan Louis, Blogger's Code of Conduct: a Dissection

Proof of the silliness of Code-Of-Conduct: An A-lister - "And I have definitely been pushed around in the blogosphere, and as I mentioned earlier, the biggest bully on my blog block is Tim O['Reilly]. So I find it pretty ironic that he's the one calling for civility."
(quote for illustrative purposes *only*, not endorsement)

"Joey", one of the supposed death-threateners, gives his side of the story ... and basically nobody cares (via McD)

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in cyberblather | on April 10, 2007 07:03 PM (Infothought permalink)
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Who said you got to eat cake? Last time I checked, you were still on the "Millet List"...


God, it's so hard to find a decent P.A. 'round here...

Posted by: hugh macleod at April 10, 2007 08:50 PM

You're right. Nobody cares. Not even me, anymore. The deception wins because it is a far better story.


Posted by: joey at April 10, 2007 10:18 PM

Seth-- thanks for the pointer to Joey's side of the story. And Joey, thanks for telling it. It was very helpful for understanding the facts under behind all the charades.

The main point of contention, as I saw it, was how the apparent victim sought to discover the identity of the apparent victimizer-- and that's the sort of process I wanted to address with CommResp.

Posted by: Jon Garfunkel at April 10, 2007 10:45 PM

The dots:

1. Blogger E Coyote, Super Genius(tm)** announces to the world that he's got Major Stuff going on right now, and he's Changing the World. That acrid taste in your mouth is His Dust, which you are Eating.

2. BECSG finds the time to take silly potshots at someone that he arguably finds to be Beneath Him, and not Worth the Calories.

3. BECSG intensifies his catcalls and potshots relative to an arrow's proximity to the bullseye.

4. Rinse, repeat.

Connect at will.

** You're sooo vaaaaaain...

Posted by: Ethan at April 10, 2007 11:01 PM

Nobody is writing about it because this sham has gone on long enough.

The only real victim in all of this was the truth--something webloggers seem to have little respect for.

Hugh: you can't be both charming outlaw and despotic insider at the same time. Choose one, and move on. I never thought you a fool, why are you playing one in this act?

Posted by: Shelley at April 11, 2007 10:58 AM

And even in Joey's post, it becomes an argument between the BOYS, about what the girls can or cannot say, think, feel, or do.

I expect in the next day or so, Joey and Bert to join hands and sing Kumbaya.

This is utter and complete bullshit.

Posted by: Shelley at April 11, 2007 02:33 PM

Haha, Shelly -- hardly ;) And I wish Kathy would had responded directly. But you are correct, the testosterone got too high even for me. I took a few days off. I'd still like to post a summary in a day or so.



Posted by: joey at April 14, 2007 09:24 PM

I guess when peasants are told to eat cake you can expect a revolution. maybe one day will make it to the wild west status ha. I do think that will have to fight these lords but In the mean time we can't let these guys push us around.Isn't funny how as soon as you become an A-lister you stop giving.

Posted by: james kingsted - Domain Inform at April 16, 2007 12:24 PM