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 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)

[url] and [img] after May’s CoC rebuild

At the start of this year I’ve suggested an addition to the forum CoC regarding posting images. The policy was to post also URLs (along with the [img]) and landed somewhere near policies on fullscreen screenshots. It seems that during the May’s CoC rebuild the two policies got mixed into a single sentence indicating to post only URLs with image size being the condition to trigger that:

Do not post full screen pictures; use links to the images instead, optionally with thumbnails
— Jasonwryan

This no longer makes sense in the context of the original premises, which were about readers’ convenience.

Should this be fixed or left as-is (keeping the use of [url] for big pictures only)? --Mpan (talk) 06:03, 13 September 2016 (UTC)