In today’s NY Times: A Call for Manners in the World of Nasty Blogs. See also:
BlogHer: What are your community guidelines?
Wikia: Blogger’s Code of Conduct
I’ve long been a proponent and enforcer of civility in online forums. I like what’s being proposed by the above bloggers. There’s not been a big problem in the Northfield blogosphere yet, but now’s as good a time as any for us to put something in place.
And I kind of like the badge idea. (I know, I know, “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges.” )