Talk:Forum etiquette

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Is ok that "malignant code" is not tolerated on the forum, but is not ok to say is illegal

It says is illegal the creation of "malignant code" (I guess that includes things like trojan horses, viruses etc):

Therefore, do not post discussions about or link to criminal solicitation in any form. This includes, but is not limited (...) creation of malignant code (...)

I'm not saying it should be tolerated here, mostly because Arch forums are not for that. However, the creation of code with pontential malignant uses is LEGAL. (and there is no such thing as "malignant code"; code is not good or evil) About viruses and other malware, the illegal part is the use you give to the code.

So I think that bit should be moved out from the legality section to another part (not sure which one fits)

--Chrisl (talk) 22:30, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi Chrisl,
The intent of this section seems clear to me from the following section (emphasis is mine):
In this context, "criminal solicitation" shall mean, "To actively or passively inform about, facilitate, incite, move, or persuade others to some act of lawlessness or illegal activity."
Perhaps it is a legally grey (or even white) area in some countries, but providing such information may indeed "passively inform [others] about" illegal activities. As such, to err on the safe side, the existing content seems proper.
AdamT (talk) 05:10, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Posted image size

1. Do we keep the current restrictions or do we loosen / revise them? The current 250x250px and < 50 klilobyte is fine with me, but we currently use Kb which seems to be the wrong unit, even though the disambiguation page says "Kilobyte (Kb)". I've always thought 'b' is for 'bit', not 'byte'..

'Kb' is a recent change, I've undone it. -- Karol (talk) 12:42, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

2. What forum sections / threads are free from these restrictions? -- Karol (talk) 12:35, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

The only thread where this is disregarded is the "I'm bored, let's have an image thread." jasonwryan (talk) 16:38, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
I don't think we need an extra rule for just one thread ... -- Alad (talk) 09:00, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Ad “Pasting pictures and code”: link to Copying text from a terminal

May a link to Copying text from a terminal be added in the following fragment?

“Do not post screenshots of text output; post the actual text.”

Expected result:

“Do not post screenshots of text output; post the actual text.”

--Mpan (talk) 08:47, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Addition to Cross-posting

Currently we have the cross-posting section which says:

 Cross-posting is posting the same question multiple times in different subforums.

It doesn't cover the scenario when users post multiple threads pertaining to the same topic, with or without minor changes, in the same subforum. So, I suggest that the section be changed to "Cross-posting/Posting multiple topics" and cover the above mentioned scenario in that.

X33a (talk) 05:54, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Rename to "Community etiquette"

The wiki doesn't have the specific set of rules the Forums have, so in cases where they apply (legality, bike shedding, ...), we've silently enforced the Forum etiquette. I propose to make this explicit and rename the article to Community etiquette. Other projects could also take advantage of this set of rules, such as the IRC channels.

As some of the sections are forum-specific (TGN, threads seeking recommendations, e.a), they could be included in a Forum-specific subsection. Alternatively, use separate pages: one for the "Community standards", and another for specific rules akin to Help:Style. -- Alad (talk) 00:39, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

+1.42*10^32, this is something that I found myself thinking on several occasions in the past, but never actually proposed, thanks for bringing it up! — Kynikos (talk) 05:34, 21 May 2016 (UTC)