by Jeremy Young | 9/30/2007 06:58:00 PM
ProgressiveHistorians takes the anonymity of its contributors, commenters, and readers very seriously. Revealing the identity of an anonymous blogger in comments will bring immediate banning and, under certain circumstances, possible legal action.


With this commitment to anonymity for our posters comes a concurrent respect for the anonymity and privacy of others, even others with whom we disagree.  ProgressiveHistorians is a signatory to Online Integrity, a nonpartisan pledge formerly administered by bloggers Josh Trevino and Aziz Poonawalla.  The text of OI is as follows:


Private persons are entitled to respect for their privacy regardless of their activities online. This includes respect for the non-public nature of their personal contact information, the inviolability of their homes, and the safety of their families. No information which might lead others to invade these spaces should be posted. The separateness of private persons’ professional lives should also be respected as much as is reasonable.


Public figures are entitled to respect for the non-public nature of their personal, non-professional contact information, and their privacy with regard to their homes and families. No information which might lead others to invade these spaces should be posted.


Persons seeking anonymity or pseudonymity online should have their wishes in this regard respected as much as is reasonable. Exceptions include cases of criminal, misleading, or intentionally disruptive behavior.


Violations of these principles should be met with a lack of positive publicity and traffic.


Posters and readers at ProgressiveHistorians are held strictly to this code of conduct.

 
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