BCC's J. Nelson-Seawright, speaking for the BCC Crowd, issued a 5 point "Civility Pledge". In it the BCC Crowd promises to (among other things):
...avoid jokes that hurt more than they entertain. At the same time, we will remember that our online interactions are a hobby and are therefore supposed to be fun. Therefore, we will avoid taking ourselves and our arguments so seriously that we become offended by well-intentioned humor.While I cannot speak for the Snarker Collective, I would like to offer my thanks to the BCC Crowd for leaving the art of snarking to the professionals.