Code of Conduct – TheVirtualist

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR BLOGGERS

As a blogger, I would honestly:

  1. Be fair on what I write in the blog
  2. Write things that I believe to be truth
  3. Specify my source of information – credit to offline sources and link to online sources
  4. Specify clearly the use of any unconfirmed fact or information
  5. Clearly differentiate between advertisements and blog content
  6. Disclose clearly if an entry is posted sponsored or as advertisement or after accepting a payment or goods to write it
  7. Admit and correct mistakes as soon as possible but only with strikethrough or editorial notes
  8. Promote freedom of speech
  9. Allow comments to engage audience, allow different opinions and clearly state moderation policy. We define unacceptable content as anything included or linked that is:
    1. Being used to abuse, harass, stalk or threaten a person or persons
    2. Libelous, defamatory, knowingly false or misrepresents another person
    3. Infringes upon any copyright, trademark, trade secret or patent of any third party. (If you quote or excerpt someone’s content, it is your responsibility to provide proper attribution to the original author. For a clear definition of proper attribution and fair use, please see The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Legal Guide for Bloggers)
    4. Violates any obligation of confidentiality
    5. Violates the privacy, publicity, moral or any other right of any third party
    6. Contains editorial content that has been commissioned and paid for by a third party, (either cash or goods in barter), and/or contains paid advertising links and/or SPAM…

As a blogger, I wouldn’t intentionally:

  1. Completely rewrite or delete an entry
  2. Threaten people and institution using the blog for personal benefits
  3. Write anything undermining nationality, national security, religious harmony and social order
  4. Publish personal and confidential information of people collected during their visit to my blog
  5. Spam, spread malware and viruses and engage in criminal activities
  6. Plagiarize – copy and paste from other sources
  7. Diminish SEO – publish (Cope&Paste) the same article from TheVirtualist.org on other blogs or pages without making is a reference or quotation

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