Talk:Code of conduct

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Maybe make the section "correct" more clear

I'd like to see a clearer title for that section and add a little more on how users should effectively ask for help and report issues. ie they need to state the whole problem and what they have already tried as well as logs and error messages. how to report and ask smart questions are both great links.

Maybe "don't ask to ask" could also be added, as in, "can someone help me? My Arch install is broken!" type of messages.Meskarune (talk) 01:15, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

I don't think the ask smart questions is such a great link to give people. It's good for understanding our culture but it's not good for smooth relations with people asking questions. However, I do think how to report should be added; it's concise and to the point without risking antagonizing the person with a question. MacGyver (talk) 14:00, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, maybe https://askubuntu.com/help/how-to-ask would be a better link to use. It is shorter, nicer and clearer than ESR's doc. Meskarune (talk) 03:26, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure I agree re. ESR. It is an exemplary exposition of the critical thinking required to effectively engage with a technical audience. I have no issues with people finding it difficult; this isn't a distro like Ubuntu where popularity is a consideration. Our focus is on contribution, so a degree of proficiency, or the desire to attain proficiency, is a prerequisite. Reading Smart Questions is a pretty good gauge of that willingness. Jasonwryan (talk) 06:58, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Add note that Arch on WSL is not supported

Under section entitled "Arch Linux distribution support *only*" we might should clarify that Arch Linux on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is not considered an Arch Linux installation and therefore note supported at all (threads deleted on the topic, "bugs" closed immediately, etc.). See [1], [2], and Talk:Install on WSL. -- Rdeckard (talk) 23:50, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

I more than dislike to add "exceptions" to the Code to cover up for problematic elsewhere. Any topic that cannot be supported in the community channels has no place on the wiki - this was one of the reasons for moving most of the Category:ARM architecture articles to archlinuxarm.org. Note that we provide no exception clause for latter category, either. -- Alad (talk) 01:21, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
I'm actually saying the opposite - don't make an exception for WSL, but make it explicit that Arch on WSL is not Arch Linux. I realize that we don't want to have to list every single OS or distro that is not supported; however, there is some confusion among users that Arch on WSL is Arch. -- Rdeckard (talk) 13:27, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
So are all mentions of AUR packages and helpers getting removed? I disagree with Alad's position, a community maintained wiki has room for community projects and knowledge beyond what is officially supported. As for adding this wording, I figure it falls under "Issues with, and requesting support for, derivate distributions, or operating systems other than Arch Linux are prohibited." WSL is clearly still Windows. —This unsigned comment is by Scimmia (talk) 02:39, 1 February 2018‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
Hardly a fair comparison. Discussing and asking help for AUR packages and helpers is tolerated in most community channels, apart from the bug tracker. Talking about WSL results in downright hostile reactions and a "delete on sight" policy. I agree with the rest, in that there's no need to add a special clause when things are already covered by a general one. -- Alad (talk) 20:00, 1 February 2018 (UTC)