Remember Kathy Sierra, Meankids, and the threatening posts? The behavior that caused Sierra to close her blog? The incident that had many talking and blogging about online civility and maybe the need for a "blogging code of conduct"?
Kevin Leitch's decision to close his blog, LeftBrain/RightBrain is the same melody, different words.
The thug assaulting Leitch isn't anonymous -- he's right out there in the open. And the threats weren't made against Kevin, but his seven year old daughter.
But the end result is the same: an important voice within a particular on-line community has been silenced by a thug and a bully.
Previous Posts Here
Anonymous, Hate-filled, Threatening Speech and Images
Misogyny Online: The Importance of Witness
Stop Cyberbullying: Is a Zero-Violence Pledge The Way to Go?
Blogs Can Talk Past Each Other
Blog Civility: Online Integrity Pledge
Craig Weller's Civility in Conflict
The Death of Civility
How To Disagree Online Without Being Disagreeable
Smart or Happy?
Laura at Apt 11D: Disagree or Attack?
Polarization and Moving the Middle
My Blogging Principles
Kathy Sierra / Meankids Wrap Up