Talk:General guidelines

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Move to GitLab

Since the Privacy policy is moving to GitLab, I think it would make sense to move the Code of conduct into the same repo to keep the community-wide legal stuff in one place. Other advantages would be markdown, natural reviews via the GitLab flow and maybe also better visibility. Opinions?

-- Lahwaacz (talk) 22:11, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Unlike the Privacy Policy or Terms of Service, the Code of Conduct does not start with "DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT...". Can we redirect this page already? -- nl6720 (talk) 15:51, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
I'd say yes :) -- Lahwaacz (talk) 16:31, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
The redirect is now in place and I think I fixed all sections links. The only thing left are the translations. Legal agreements shouldn't really have unofficial translations... Should we redirect them all of to archlinux-service-agreements:code-of-conduct? -- nl6720 (talk) 10:13, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Further action is delayed until https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/service-agreements/-/issues/3 is closed. -- nl6720 (talk) 09:15, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
That issue is now closed. I flagged all translations (Special:PrefixIndex/Code of conduct () for moving to "General guidelines (language)". -- nl6720 (talk) 15:44, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
All of them now redirect to archlinux-service-agreements:code-of-conduct. Closing. -- nl6720 (talk) 12:42, 30 September 2022 (UTC)
I added DeveloperWiki talk:TrademarkPolicy#Move to GitLab, this may be relevant here.
-- NetSysFire (talk) 08:34, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

IRC guidelines

There are already some rudimentary guidelines in duplicate in General troubleshooting and it would probably make sense to move them here. They are currently flagged with Template:Move to IRC but this may be a better place actually. Opinions?

-- NetSysFire (talk) 08:36, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Forum rules

On the forums, there's a thread called README: Forum Rules. It has some overlap with General guidelines#Forums. Given this, is the General guidelines#Forums section still relevant?

Perhaps General guidelines#Forums should be changed to just link to https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130309 ?

-- nl6720 (talk) 10:33, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

General guidelines#Forums (previously "Forum Ettiquette", then expanded to become what is now the "Code of Conduct" circa 2016) supersede the README: Forum Rules. If anything, the README should be retired in favour of the General guidelines, but the former is still linked to in https://bbs.archlinux.org/misc.php?action=rules (likely need an admin to change that, mods cannot)
-- WorMzy (talk) 12:01, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
I think the CoC and General Guidelines should stay, and the "Forum Rules" link should point to the CoC rather than that outdated Forum topic. I regularly link to the General Guidelines, so in my opinion it is very much still relevant and should be retained.
The "Arch Linux Support Only" text could also be more prominent in the CoC.
-- 2ManyDogs (talk) 13:28, 29 June 2022 (UTC)
Changes to the code of conduct are out of scope. It lives in https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/service-agreements now and changing it may require a legal review from lawyers. -- nl6720 (talk) 13:38, 29 June 2022 (UTC)