I'm not happy about what happened to Kathy Sierra either, but for corn's sake. A "code of conduct"? "Owning your tone"? Excuse me while I go do something interesting instead, and leave these market-driven schmucks to come up with some new rules to live by. No one is more in favor of civility and against pointless hostility than me -- I mean, shit, I write polite letters to all the hate mailers I get -- but I recognize incipient homogenization in the guise of common decency when I see it, especially when it's gussied up in all this marketing talk.
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