Code of Conduct
Condensed in common sense:
- Treat others as you would like others to treat you.
- When asking for help, read the documentation, do your research and provide details for those you are asking for assistance.
- When offering help, be as patient and tactful as possible.
- Choose one topic per thread.
- When responding to an existing thread, always read the original post and attempt to focus on the original topic.
- If a thread is tagged as
SOLVED, do not reply stating the equivalent of
I am having a similar issue..; start a new thread and link to the
SOLVED thread, if relevant.
- No trolling, a
troll is a person who intentionally attempts to disrupt, cause controversy, incite an argument, and/or receive negative attention by deliberately posting provocative content.
- Flaming (directing negative, disrespectful, and/or insulting comments toward someone) will not be tolerated. Never resort to personal insults and please avoid sarcastic and patronizing language.
To help readability and load times, use a pastebin service like https://paste.ee/ for logs over 50 lines, and post only thumbnails of about 400 x 250 pixels max, linking to the needed images, using image sharing sites like https://pasteboard.co/.
Rants and complaints are actively discouraged. This type of content is much better suited to a blog or other personal web space. Your contributions should be open, productive and inviting to all participants.
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 invariably been closed. Therefore, specifically avoid these and all divisive topics. This is a technical community and is not intended nor able to effectively facilitate such commentary nor the resulting unrest.
Discussions stating the equivalent of
there is a problem with KaOS and its methodology, we need to discuss it (sometimes referred to as
bikeshedding) have been repeatedly proven ineffective and inflammatory and will usually be closed down after a warning from moderators. If you have identified a systemic issue, find a solution that works for you, implement it, then post.
Furthermore, questioning or discussing the methods used by KaOS will be monitored closely and locked or removed if deemed unhelpful and/or unproductive. Harsh, unproductive criticism is also uncalled for.
If you have a question regarding KaOS development, please ensure that your topic poses a specific question 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.