Tuesday, 27 March 2007

No to death threats!

I am shocked and horrified. By this post outlining sexually explicit death threats levelled against Kathy Sierra. This behaviour is outrageous and should not be tolerated. Kathy is a wonderful person, an excellent speaker and a giving member of the tech community. She has my full support. My thoughts and best wishes go out to her as she copes with her current situation.

Let's not let it happen again. If you notice such unruly behaviour forming in your own blog/forum/community - head it off. Inform the person that this behaviour is not appropriate. If that doesn't work - then do something more drastic (ban them from the site and call the police).

[Update: Andy Carvin has posted (on "stop cyber bullying day") a social network he has set up to help people combat cyber-bullying here.]


Elaine Vigneault said...

I wrote about this too in my blog.

by the way, you're a 2k blogger :) I used the image from your blog because the other one wouldn't load. It's a good pic.

Taryn East said...

Yeah, it's created a huge fuss. Shows Kathy that there's definitely a lot of support for her situation. I wonder about how many people have had similar experiences but have kept silent.

Oh and thanks re: pic - I like this one too :)