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

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Tue Nov 6 12:49:48 UTC 2007

"Don't be a dick"... heh, I like that - appropriately blunt and hits the
nail bang on the head. We could shorten it and clean it up a bit to "Don't
be a jerk" and link to the wiktionary definition of jerk.

Perhaps it needs to be two separate pages. One where we say in about 3-4
sentences "Don't be a jerk", and have a link in that to "You can help keep
our Comments pages a nice place" asking people who do bother to read the
principles (who usually aren't going to be rude) to help police it.

Brian McNeil
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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
> 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 ...

- d.

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