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Adding new rule on executable links

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  1. AliceWyman 4913 posts
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    See the discussions linked from https://etherpad.mozilla.org/executable-links

    I think that Madalina needs to review this.

    See the discussions linked from https://etherpad.mozilla.org/executable-links I think that Madalina needs to review this.
  2. Andrew 1085 posts
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    I think Madalina should review it but if all of us moderators agree that this should be added then it shouldn't be a big deal for us to approve the revision.

    I think Madalina should review it but if all of us moderators agree that this should be added then it shouldn't be a big deal for us to approve the revision.
  3. Madasan 1207 posts
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    Hi guys,

    This is reviewed and approved. In any case, if all of moderators agree on one change that should be enough for approval.

    Hi guys, This is reviewed and approved. In any case, if all of moderators agree on one change that should be enough for approval.
  4. AliceWyman 4913 posts
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    Definition of executable file? (This came up yesterday in the Moderators forum)

    AliceWyman said

    Moses said
    We should add the context ".bat's and any other executables" or similar to the Rules and Guidelines where .exe's is mentioned

    Here's the current rule, approved by Madalina (/kb/forum-rules-and-guidelines/revisi.../52992) :


    * Do not post direct links to executables. Moderators may remove these links to protect users from potentially malicious downloads. (You can post a link to the webpage that contains the file download but it may also be removed if a Moderator finds that the web page content could be harmful or if the web page link is spam.) 
    

    The definition of executable files can include bat(ch) files. Example:

    .. so, I think Forum rules and guidelines is fine, as-is (unless you want to link to an agreed-on definition).

    In any case, I think that discussion about forum rules belongs on the regular contributors forum:

    '''Definition of executable file?''' ([/forums/forum-moderators/710284#post-59423 This came up] yesterday in the Moderators forum) ''AliceWyman said'' <blockquote> ''Moses said'' <blockquote> We should add the context ".bat's and any other executables" or similar to the Rules and Guidelines where .exe's is mentioned </blockquote> Here's the current rule, approved by Madalina ([/kb/forum-rules-and-guidelines/revision/52992]) : ----- * Do not post direct links to executables. Moderators may remove these links to protect users from potentially malicious downloads. (You can post a link to the webpage that contains the file download but it may also be removed if a Moderator finds that the web page content could be harmful or if the web page link is spam.) ----- The definition of executable files can include bat(ch) files. Example: *http://www.techterms.com/definition/executable_file *http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/executable .. so, I think [[Forum rules and guidelines]] is fine, as-is (unless you want to link to an agreed-on definition). In any case, I think that discussion about forum rules belongs on the regular contributors forum: *[/forums/contributors/709947] ''[Resolved] Forum Guidelines 2014 - Policy on executable links'' </blockquote>
  5. AliceWyman 4913 posts
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    P.S. I found a more extensive list of executable file types here:

    P.S. I found a more extensive list of executable file types here: * http://www.fileinfo.com/filetypes/executable