[Foundation-l] Do we need a Code of Participation?

Marc Riddell michaeldavid86 at comcast.net
Tue Nov 6 12:47:31 UTC 2007

on 11/6/07 7:37 AM, David Gerard at dgerard at gmail.com wrote:

> On 06/11/2007, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:
>> As an adjunct to this Wikinews is trying to hammer out some code of conduct
>> for our experimental comments pages, link below.
>> http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews:Comment_Space
>> Eloquence? Comments?
> Mostly it needs to be really really short (a third or a quarter of the
> current length) to have any hope of being read.
> I dunno. All such policies come down to "Don't be a dick." You could
> start from that, paying $1 for every word over it ...
David, it is clear that simply "Don't be a dick" hasn't worked so well; some
persons need it to be spelled out much more clearly.

Marc Riddell

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