Code of Ethics - We shall not We will

Can we list as many code of ethics we should have on Ecademy here please. Lets use the ten commandment style also put what we shall do too:

1. We shall not throw abuse at other users and members
2. We shall not personally attack other users or members
3. We shall not use swearing in our blogs
4. We will contribute helpful and useful information
5. We will offer our own professional opinions
6. We will help each others business succeed

There you go over to you I started with 6

Thanks

Lyndon

Terence Harding

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Code of Ethics - We shall not We will

Sometimes use of language confuses people (and can even help NLP practitioners sell people stuff like life insurance or expensive double glazing). The "Report Abuse" button should be renamed something more apt or as I call it exactly-in-the-same-words-as-what-it-definitely-means (I find this helps me understand better). I suggest "Report breach of Code of Ethics". I tried telling ecademy about my wife, but they just weren't interested. If we keep this blog going for long enough, ecademy will become 27yrs evolved like BNI.

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Terence Harding

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...oh, and can we fix the "preview comment" button so that it includes some simulated responses. I'm finding that Steve Holmes guy a bit tricky to second guess.

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RealSteveHolmes Fading away soon

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We will attempt to become adults and stop posting endless space cadet fairy tales about the power of networking and being a kick-butt global elite., because it makes us look to the rest of the world like complete and utter wallies.

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Mike Bailey

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How about, along these lines, having an unlike button too for each post. The count shows as separate from 'like' , this also helps others to see who likes or unlikes certain points of view etc and helps pre qualification aspects without needing to turn threads into a heated discussion etc.

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Shelley Collins

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There have been many words bandied around here - and the debate has been interesting. Just for clarification - the legal definition of Harassment is "unwanted conduct which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual's dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual". I would not want to support or be part of something that did this. I would also want someone to tell me when I stepped over that line - for them - and hopefully explain why - as I may not be aware of the context in which my behaviour has been received - so that I learn to respect the boundaries that other people set. So my request in to be included a code of ethics would be that: We will treat each other with respect - so even if we disagree - we do so respectfully We will be willing to apologise. This will be especially important if we are to operate in a global space - so that we learn to be cross culturally competent. Offence may not always be intentional - but being willing to apologise is a choice. Cheers Shelley

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LaRae Wilkins

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We will let the community police itself. Too many rules will drive people away, just like it did before.

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Vladimir Dimitroff

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KISS principle might be a good thing to remember? V.

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Gordon Wheaton

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Great idea and blog Lyndon Regards Gordon

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Adrian Traher

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We will not seek to highjack every thread to air our personal grievances Adrian Traher

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Paul Clark

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Chicken - meet egg

My inner pedant is screaming to point out that what Lyndon has started listing is not a code of ethics but a code of behavior. I'm sure Bernard Madoff could have easily complied with the rules proposed here - fraudsters tend to display exemplary behavior, while having the most dubious ethics. Regardless of that point, when Ecademy is successful a code of behaviour will be redundant. No Ecademist who was invited to the Lord Mayor's Banquet, to tea at Buckingham Palace, or to a meeting of any truly valuable network, would need to be told to dress correctly, be respectful and not swear. Those are high stakes, high value settings. 'Bad behaviour' within Ecademy stems largely from the fact that the person in question expects little value from the Ecademy community, and seeks little benefit over and above whatever gratification they get from expressing themselves. So, chicken-and-egg: there will be 'good behaviour' on Ecademy only when it is a successful and value-creating community; but perhaps a necessary step in getting there is enforcing certain norms.

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Simon Dixon

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Thats the type of place I like to play, but a bit of swearing in a nice way to emphasise the point? No? OK, I will play by the rules. Simon Dixon CEO BankToTheFuture.com

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Mike Turner

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Just seen this. Funny how great minds etc I added a link to an article on online etiquette to an old blog of mine on bullying this morning. It's primarily a guide to Twitter etiquette but includes a link to Debretts guide to social media What's of great interest is this quote at the end of the article "remember - whatever you write on Twitter is always public, (unless you protect your tweets) and is being archived by the US Library of Congress @librarycongress" The advice "not to write anything which may come back to haunt you in years to come" seems pretty appropriate under the circumstances.

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Mike Briercliffe

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One way to deal with "slimming" the problem would be to use the £subscription as a hurdle beyond which a strong ethical code is mandated and more enforceable. Then give the subscription payers the ability to auto-block miscreants from making any comments in their stream AND to score them as "baddies". Once a score was racked-up to a given level, the grand high council could sit in judgement and decide whether to chuck 'em out! :-) That way - a filtering process would be easier to implement. That said - In my view Ecademy needs MORE traffic at the moment, not less. And hurdles mean the latter - LESS.

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Andrew Field

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Code of Ethics - We shall not We will

Folks... I am all in favour of us having a general code of conduct... each and every one of us have a personal code of conduct and style of communication in these blog sites. We also have, most of us, some respect for fellow members of Ecademy. This whole thread is evolving because of a tiny minority of members. In my humble opinion, it is futile to develop a code of conduct and a set of standard terms and conditions of usage here. In many ways, this will suppress creativity. One of the most prolific protagonists here on Ecademy is in fact one of the more creative members and a skilled, well read, writer. While he or she may at times come across abrasive at times, and often attempts to point out the error of our sometimes banal ways... he or she offers some perspective, critique and food for though. Heaven forbid the day that you set a code of conduct in cement and then we spend our entire energy here "monitoring" what each and every one says, and then picking at their original content for breaches of the code of conduct. Personally I would find this discomforting and quite frankly I would not stick around. This is not to say we do not have problems here on Ecademy which are of very serious concern to many of you, but please... drop this code of conduct initiative. It will stifle honest debate and it will require you to appoint code of conduct police... with all the ugly implications of a moderated social media network. We have enough to whinge about, without half our members becoming thought police and stabbing their fellow Ecademists in the back! Enough people! Let us take a rain check and reflect more seriously what is going on here! There seems to be resistance to change... people are clearly unhappy with something and I cannot lay my finger on it. No code of conduct is going to sort this out! Let us smell the coffee....

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Mike Briercliffe

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My suggestion is that before erecting barriers of any kind - attention needs to be paid to increasing the exposure of Ecademy. Otherwise it stands the risk of not being in the mainstream and perhaps becoming an "small island" in a large ocean. And - I would add a 7th Commandment ... "We will keep our minds Open". And perhaps an 8th ... "We will not regard criticism as our aforesworn enemy".

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Zahir shamsery

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Greetings from Bangladesh. Appreciable idea . I shall go with No. 4. "We will contribute helpful and useful information". Yes , I am aware the terminology "helpful and useful" differs from person to person ,community to community. Wish Ecademy will not move from the stand of "Open, Random and Supportive " You can add it in your commandment list , make it number 7 Lyndon.

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Carolyn Williams

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Code of Ethics - We will abide

@We do not want to stall or prevent freedom of speech but we do want everyones experience to be a positive one Lyndon For me the crux of poor behaviour versus good behaviour constitutes some members accepting professional behavioural changes. Wearing a professional badge (code of ethics) which is a choice, could be part of the membership requirement. I am aware there are rules and regulations in place but so far it has not made any difference to inherant and endemic playground behaviour. So it's clearly not worked. That suggests a different approach needs to be taken. As a professional Motivational Coach with a BAC badge I would be giving referrals for behavoural change therapy. I had spoken to Thomas about this when my blogs were abused (targetted) in the early days of blogging. A few of us stuck by our guns and carried on blogging regardless!. Since that experience I encourage new bloggers where possible. It's a choice we all have to make. I welcome you taking this anti-social behaviour by a destructive mind set, head on. A Customer Care Wake Up Call After all we do have a responsibility toward one another in our network and online. We are in business to conduct ourselves responsibly when attracting new potential customers.

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Laurence Lowne

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Code of Ethics - Thought we already had one?

Ethos of Ecademy written some years ago. Could I also add a suggestion that people don't post when drunk. Laurence

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Angus Whitton

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Code of Ethics - We shall not We will

Guides like this are available... http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755461596900171 Unfortunately - I see this as a minefield... and more unfortunately I can't see more and more rules and safeguards succeeding - however well written and intentioned - let's face it - most of the present rules are being ignored. It's akin to terrorism and I remember vividly, this (1984) IRA statement: "Today we were #1unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky once. You will have to be lucky always." So perhaps we should find a different way to do it, I can remember that it was 1994 -some ten years - before the IRA ceasefire was achieved... My view is as Andreas's - in that we look carefully at the suggestion of 'The Derek' Also - if people don't think they are doing wrong, then we must assume that they think that what they are doing is right, so first we have to prove to ourselves that what we are doing is right before we attempt to educate them in our ways. In my past life the IRA were terrorists - in their life they were freedom fighters. As I've said many many times - it's all a matter of perspective. Over to you guys.. and yes I do want the bullying to stop, Angus #1 being 'unlucky' meant that they failed to kill Margaret Thatcher in Brighton, they still inflicted death, disability, and serious harm on many others and continued to do so for a further ten years.

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Anna Figiel

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12. We will not misrepresent the words of others

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Andrew Horder

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11. We will assume good intent William recommends this often, he even refers to it above - put it in the CoC. It'll be a hard one to comply with, we're all human and we all jump to conclusions from time to time. But it's good to be pulled up on it occasionally, and imagine the community if we all did it all the time?

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Fred Rutgers

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Code of Ethics - We shall not We will

Dear friends, I think a code of ethics for Ecademy is quite essential! Whilst I write this the top 4 blogs refer to this! I guess we also need a positioning of Ecademy that makes it clear to members and newcomers how to use the system. Do's, don'ts, quick refference, etc. In the past I suggested to connect new members to a sponsor member who will help them to get their first results e.g.: 1. Get their first # connections 2. Write their first blog 3. Invite their first friend to Ecademy 4. Visit their first off-line event, Etc. Etc. In short, Offer every new member help to feel welcome and become succesful! Let's get things moving! Fred Rutgers

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Andreas Wiedow

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Lyndon, When you consider ecademy to become state of the art re. ethics too . . . check ethics of connect.me. and what constitutes a Trust Anchor and what tells them from mere members. The link guides you to their fb-group where you can get further education on their philosophy. There you find it all. They've been awarded several times in the past 2 years for their ethic concept and are being audited amongst other BIG international shots by Audi, Mercedes and Allianz insurance just to name 3 German companies. The BS COC - as mentioned partly above - falls short in my book and bears the seed of abuse in itself as I've been personally experiencing in 2008. Let me give you an example: @ * We will comply with all relevant Laws and meeting the requirements of all applicable regulatory authorities. What are 'all' Laws. Including the world or only UK ? Must non-UK members know all UK laws then ? At the speed of approval of new laws . . . even lawyers would fail to know it all. All applicable regulatory authorities . . . including the Bundesgrenzschutz or only UK authorities ? And who are they ? On one hand too shallow and thus open to abuse, on the other hand . . . not general enough to pass as 'ethic'.

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Robert Craven

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Code of Ethics - We shall not We will

Nice idea... will it be policed or is it just for guidance...? RC

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Phil Shepherd

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Code of Ethics - We shall not We will

10. We will be inclusive and not tolerate any form of racism. (Just to emphasise William's last point)

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William Buist

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Code of Ethics - We shall not We will

Good idea Lyndon The BlackStar code of conduct includes: * We shall always act in a courteous, honest and fair manner towards anyone. * We will comply with all relevant Laws and meeting the requirements of all applicable regulatory authorities. * We will respect the traditions and cultures of each country in which we operate or interact.

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