Verified Commit 433cef1b authored by Jonas Witschel's avatar Jonas Witschel
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Move "Legality" and most parts of "Correctness" to "Examples of unwanted behaviour"

The distinction of "Legality" and "Correctness" seems a bit arbitrary, most of
these are just examples of unwanted behaviour following from the overarching
guidelines outlined under "Respect".
parent b80aaab4
......@@ -93,15 +93,10 @@ actual or perceived, may have contributed to the problem. Arch Linux users are e
cultivate self awareness and remain peaceable toward their peers. Taking responsibility for our
actions is often a good first step toward a peaceful reconciliation.
#### Member accounts
### Examples of unwanted behaviour
Limit your fora membership to one account only. Having multiple accounts is an unnecessary use of
resources. Further, it may be interpreted as trolling behaviour.
Any form of [sockpuppetry](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)) or impersonation is
prohibited.
### Legality
From the guiding principles outlined above, it follows that the following
points are a (by far non-exclusive) list of forbidden behaviour.
#### Criminal solicitation
......@@ -130,23 +125,12 @@ contact the support staff before posting. Also be aware that posting shortened/o
technique of spammers and deliberately inhibits the communities ability to judge the propriety of
the link. Therefore, only post links that include a clear destination.
### Correctness
The Arch Linux community value technical correctness. When seeking or giving help, remember to
strive for accuracy, completeness and correctness. An excellent introduction to the expectations of
the Arch community is ESR's [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way](
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html).
#### Sockpuppetry
Other considerations in this category include:
#### Arch Linux distribution support ONLY
Limit your fora membership to one account only. Having multiple accounts is an unnecessary use of
resources. Further, it may be interpreted as trolling behaviour.
Arch-based distributions have their own support fora and users of those distributions should be
actively encouraged to seek support there. These distributions often use different packages,
package versions, repositories, or make custom system configurations silently, practically
rendering support for such projects within Arch Linux impossible. Community technical support shall
only be provided for the Arch Linux distribution and the Arch User Repository. Posting issues with,
and requesting support for, derivative distributions or operating systems other than Arch Linux are
Any form of [sockpuppetry](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)) or impersonation is
prohibited.
#### Personal topics/rants
......@@ -156,7 +140,7 @@ or other personal web space and is considered undesirable in the Arch community.
should be open, productive and inviting to all participants. Also see
[Respect other operating systems and projects](#respect-other-operating-systems-and-projects).
#### Avoid controversy/controversial topics
#### Controversy/controversial topics
There is no explicit list of topics considered to be "trollish", controversial or provocative, but
in the past, posts pertaining to __Religion, Sports, Race, Nationalism__ and __Politics__ have
......@@ -182,6 +166,26 @@ If you have a question regarding Arch development, ensure that your topic poses
and be open-minded to responses. If possible, provide a solution or partial solution. Submitting
code and patches for discussion is always more pragmatic than asking others to do it for you.
### Correctness
The Arch Linux community values technical correctness. When seeking or giving help, remember to
strive for accuracy, completeness and correctness. An excellent introduction to the expectations of
the Arch community is ESR's [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way](
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html).
Other considerations in this category include:
#### Arch Linux distribution support ONLY
Arch-based distributions have their own support fora and users of those distributions should be
actively encouraged to seek support there. These distributions often use different packages,
package versions, repositories, or make custom system configurations silently, practically
rendering support for such projects within Arch Linux impossible. Community technical support shall
only be provided for the Arch Linux distribution and the Arch User Repository. Posting issues with,
and requesting support for, derivative distributions or operating systems other than Arch Linux are
prohibited.
### Freedom
_Liberty_ is the state of being unencumbered by oppressive authority, whereas _freedom_ is the
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