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Proviso Probe

Monday, November 14, 2005

BLOG, ethics guidelines

Eric Zorn pointed me to A Blogger's Code of Ethics.

Since Proviso Probe gets a little rough, it seems like I should discuss which of these ethical standards I accept and which I reject.

Bloggers should be honest and fair in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.

I am hesitant to embrace "fairness". I make choices in what I do and don't cover. I make choices in what stories I spend time researching. These are editorial decisions. If you think I'm being unfair, you are free to challenge me. If the criticism is reasonably respectful I will make an effort to explain why I did what I did.

Distinguish between advocacy, commentary and factual information.

I don't think I try to hide what's what, but readers have to apply some common sense. I'm not going to use three different fonts for advocacy, commentary and factual information.

Comments?

7 Comments:

  • It's obvious you do not live by anyone's code of ethics. I still can't believe you attended the Naval Academy. You look like a junky. Also, you clearly don't play fair. You're biased and incompetent.

    By Anonymous Tired of Carl, at 5:04 PM, November 14, 2005  

  • Truth Serum says...

    This is Mayhood, your not gonna git a Starbucks conversation Carl...Not with all the salt pork people

    Read and you shall discover a different world in blogging....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:02 PM, November 14, 2005  

  • Hey Frank Lay off the Mojitos

    By Anonymous Just Saying, at 9:16 PM, November 14, 2005  

  • How have I been unfair?

    How am I incompetent?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 3:31 PM, November 15, 2005  

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Blogger District209Parent, at 1:15 AM, November 16, 2005  

  • Carl please ignore tired of Carl. To attack someone based on how they look is very ignorant. Blacks were critized for the color of their skin, and to say that someone looks like a junkie is igorant. Maybe someone needs to sign on as TIRED OF WELCH!
    It is very obvious that he has his buddies visit the blooger daily to include ridiculous comments. Let's keep to the point and not attack someone based on their looks.
    Ethic guideline #1 should be that Welch and his buddies should not be allowed on the blogger
    #2 should be that as adults we should not call names
    #3 read the Bible

    By Blogger District209Parent, at 1:16 AM, November 16, 2005  

  • I want Welch supporters to participate in Proviso Probe. The more people participating in democratic discussion the better.

    I agree that namecalling gets old.

    People who don't accept the Bible as holy are welcome on Proviso Probe too.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 1:42 PM, November 16, 2005  

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