I will post only information that I know to be accurate. Whenever possible, I will provide sources and links.
If accuracy may be in doubt, I will convey this to the reader.
I will not plagiarize material, nor quote without attribution.
I will delete comments only when they violate the rules of my blog, such as needlessly inflammatory, racist, or spam comments.
I will try to ensure that what I post is not only accurate but presents a complete picture, I won’t post only part of a story or an argument.
I won’t crop photos to misrepresent news.
I will not reveal details that have been given to me in confidence.
I won’t publish private emails unless explicitly permitted to do so. I won’t publish names or details when asked not to do so.
Unless my posting inadvertently violates one of the other codes mentioned, I will generally not change the URLs or delete my postings, although I may correct for grammar, clarity, or spelling.
Do No Harm
I will firstly do no harm. Beyond this, I will endeavor to create what is good and beneficial for society, rather than hurt it or waste its time.
I will try to ensure that my posts are edited for spelling, grammar, and clarity, and that all links are correct.
I will always provide all facts relevant to an opinion when criticizing. I will always assume possible confusion or misunderstanding before labeling something or someone as fraudulent. In this case, I will first try to work things out privately, and, if not satisfied, let the facts speak for themselves in as unbiased a manner as possible.
I will try to provide original material of interest to my readership. I will not simply quote or link to other blogs.
I will not pass on gossip about private individuals nor report on embarrassing facts about others. I will not link to or report information that is accidentally leaked.
I will respect my readers, critics, and subjects of my posts. I will discuss and answer all people with respect, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, nationality, ability, attractiveness, and social or economic status.
I will not respond with rudeness to rudeness. I will apologize when appropriate and stand on principle only when absolutely necessary.
I will affirm what are my own words and posts, and not claim credit for others, or deny responsibility for my own. I will clearly separate what are my own words from others.
I will not post anything that could endanger others’ safety, including identifying information about minors or vulnerable individuals.