One of the topics that's been warping its way through the blogosphere recently is the idea of a "Code of Conduct" for bloggers.
The idea was originally brainstormed (or as I prefer to think, brainfarted) by Tim O'Reilly. I first read about it on Problogger, however, so that's where I'm linking. How's that for conduct! :P Sorry Tim, no backlink from me.
A Blogger's Code of Conduct, eh? Honestly, I think that's one of the most asinine things I've heard in a long, long time. Aside from that, there are just way too many holes in such a concept - the main one being that it could never be universally enforced, if enforced at all.
So, as my response to this monkeybutt of an idea, I've created what I think shall be the real Blogger's Code of Conduct. And it's amazingly simple:
1. No blogger, nonblogger, or blogger wanna-be shall EVER think of drafting a Blogger's Code of Conduct.
2. Always refer to #1.
Or, for all you movie buffs out there, we could also do the Fight Club version:
1st Rule: You do not talk about making a Blogger's Code of Conduct.
2nd Rule: You DO NOT talk about making a Blogger's Code of Conduct.