Talk:Code of conduct

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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)
The Arch Linux website is hosted on a server in the US. It isn't legal to share copy righted material or incite malicious activity online in the US and if they ignore that the hosting provider could take action against them or the US government law enforcement agencies could get involved. This isn't so much about morality as legality. Meskarune (talk) 01:07, 23 June 2016 (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)

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)