Code of Ethics

To write, publish, and be read is a privilege and responsibility. Being mindful of that privilege and responsibility:

  1. I will not barter my words or my silence.
  2. I will disagree with other opinions respectfully.
  3. I will write and advocate openly and honestly.
  4. I will strive for accuracy in detailing the facts of my posts, avoiding errors and correcting them when discovered.
  5. I will strive for balance; even in advocacy, I will not distort or suppress obviously relevant facts to bolster my argument.
  6. I will welcome and invite rebuttal.
  7. I will disclose my sources fully usually through links in my posts.
  8. I will keep things told to me in confidence private (this includes NDAs).
  9. I will reveal material conflicts-of-interest.
  10. I will reply to emails and comments to the best of my ability. I receive my fair share of email so if I do not respond, promptly please be patient. I read everything.

Originally written by Allen Jenkins. Tweaked by Tyme December 19, 2004. Updated November 30, 2015