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)

Naked pings

I think it would be a good idea to suggest not pinging someone without subject:

What do you think? -- Svito (talk) 21:07, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Pretty much Code_of_conduct#No_power-posting.2Fempty_posts but for IRC -- Alad (talk) 22:34, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
We can consider pushing this rule upstream to freenode channel guidelines, if they find it useful. -- Svito (talk) 00:17, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
After reflecting on subject multiple times, this is personal preference/annoyance and not a common problem or worth a dedicated sentence. Closing. Feel free to reopen if you have something to add. -- Svito (talk) 17:13, 26 May 2018 (UTC)