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Bloggers urged to help clean up the web

By Toby Harnden in Washington and Sally Peck
Last Updated: 1:13am BST 11/04/2007

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    A group of bloggers is attempting what is arguably the impossible – cleaning up and regulating comments posted on the internet.

  • Last week Tim O’Reilly, the person who coined the term “” to describe the next step in the evolution in the internet, joined forces with Jimmy Wales, the founder of the online encyclopaedia , to draw up a set of guidelines to bring some order to the anarchic posting of anonymous, abusive and angry messages.

    Perhaps most controversial among the proposed guidelines is the suggestion that bloggers consider banning anonymous comments altogether, and that they be able to delete comments deemed abusive without facing accusations of . Read more.

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