@ashfurrow regatding the new rule: "no unsolicited advice from strangers". What does that even mean? I cant advice an application to someone publicly?
@Wraptile it’s basically a “do onto others as you would have them do onto you” but extended to a specific scenario (which tech people sometimes get wrong). Most users are already adhering to this rule, we are just trying to judge everyone to be kinder to strangers.
Bob: "Ugh I hate Windows my printer never works"
Alice (who does not know Bob at all): "That sucks!"
Erin (who is mutuals with Bob): "Oh no! Have you tried these drivers?"
Todd (who does not know Bob at all): "Oh no! Have you tried using Linux?"
@Wraptile @xmakina @ashfurrow Posting publicly and asking for advice are not the same thing - the latter is a subset of the former. Similarly, replying with advice is a subset of replying. It's that subset (giving advice when it wasn't asked for) that's covered by the rule. You're still allowed to reply to public posts obviously, it's just this specific kind of reply that's an issue.
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