1. We take responsibility for our own words and reserve the right to restrict comments on our blog that do not conform to basic civility standards.
2. We won’t say anything online that we wouldn’t say in person.
3. If tensions escalate, we will connect privately before we respond publicly.
4. When we believe someone is unfairly attacking another, we take action.
5. We do not allow anonymous comments.
6. We ignore the trolls.
7. We encourage blog hosts to enforce more vigorously their terms of service.
I’d add here my Points of Unity for Bibliobloggers from ALA TechSource:
The Pragmatic Biblioblogger’s Points of Unity
We want the best for libraries and for library users. We will exchange ideas and practice and share our voices. Bibliobloggers shall:
Write about what excites us and what makes sense to us and shall not worry about being unneccesarily criticized for their opinions and free flowing thoughts
Respect the rights of all, citing and linking appropriately and praising those other blogger’s ideas that lead to inspiration
Treat the Biblioblogosphere as an ever-growing organism (Thanks Ranganathan!) and an ever-growing community of diverse minds and opinions and nurture new voices
Honor the sphere of radical trust, that point where confidences between bibliobloggers shall remain just that — confidences — and not be fodder for gossip and conference chatter blog posts
Honor diversity of viewpoint and respectful disagreement
Celebrate successes and work so everyone has a moment in the sun
Remember a whole wonderful world away from the keyboard awaits and unplugging benefits the heart, mind, and spirit to return to the mission refreshed. And yes, your readers will wait for you. 🙂