Talk:General guidelines

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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I think the CoC and General Guidelines should stay, and the "Forum Rules" link should point to the CoC rather than that outdated Forum topic.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)