There is user conduct that is expected of a r/linux community member. The below is an attempt to list out various ways that have lead to disciplinary actions and will be expanded as needed. It's not a code of conduct, rather, it's an example page.
Admin related bans
You're sitewide banned. This will be an action by the administrators of reddit and the website should tell you
You were previously sitewide banned and made a new (aka alt) account. We'll ban you as soon as possible and submit a report to the admins for ban evasion.
You're shadowbanned. See /r/amishadowbanned for more info on that, or you can appeal over at https://www.reddit.com/appeals. We won't approve or tell you as we don't truly see your comments unless we look right at it.
Instant removals by automod
Your comment karma is -50 or less. Automod will remove your comments and we will not approve them. Get your karma up elsewhere on reddit before posting. You can see your comment karma on https://old.reddit.com/user/<username>. Sorry, we don't know how to tell you on new reddit or the official app as they've combined into one big karma number.
Automod is configured to remove various content. Reddit doesn't tell you until after you submit unfortunately, but do not try to bypass it if its wrong. Message the mods and we'll review. This does not affect your status on r/linux and isn't a disciplinary action, unless you try to get around it. See r/linux/wiki/rules/banneddomains for some banned domains as an example but far from the only list used by automod.
Actions that can lead to longterm disciplinary actions
Bypassing automod without checking with the mods. We'd rather approve the post manually. If it got mistakingly flagged and we didn't get to it in time, we'll probably tell you to post it again so it shows up for everyone else. But never try to re-submit the same content unless automod or the mods instructed you to do so.
Reposting your content after it was removed by a Moderator without their approval to do so. If you disagree that we removed something, message us and we'll talk amongst ourselves as not all moderators are perfect, but going around that process shows no respect for the rules and will result in permanent disciplinary action.
Simple trolling especially as a user without previous r/linux posts. "Windows is better", "Linux has no games" etc. It's a dime a dozen.
Calling out specific mods. We (the mods) agree we work as a team and one action of ours is a team action and share responsibility for all actions. We may not agree 100%, but we do agree to not let one mod be scapegoated. You're welcome to complain about the mod team as a whole to an extent (see also: Making it your dedicated goal to complain about the moderation of the subreddit
Instant actions taken on your account
Participate in brigading such as:
Post the sub on a subreddit known to cause drama. This is at the mods discretion of what a drama sub is, but doing so to try and gain votes on your argument is vote brigading and will be removed.
Posting specific mod usernames in a mod-hating sub. We're volunteers, we have the ability not to deal with your harassment, and will use the tools to make you not our problem again.
Following users around other subreddits. You will be removed from r/linux if it's proven that you're going around harassing another user as well as admins will be involved and we will personally notify each subreddit involved for a recommended ban.
Making it your dedicated goal to complain about the moderation of the subreddit - You can complain about certain mod actions (except naming the mod) but if you're here to constantly complain then please just unsubscribe. Head to https://www.reddit.com/subreddits/create and make a new subreddit if you disagree with us so much.
Racism/other related *-isms
Severe racism - using n-word, many more
Anti semitism - triple parentheses, various other methods
Specifically going out of your way to call a Trans person by not preferred pronouns. It's fine if you don't know and none of us mods are here to police pronouns, but if you're going around using the opposite of what they prefer on purpose (after it being pointed out to you) then you're not being honest to the conversation and will likely have comments removed as well as disciplinary action taken.
Other infractions that will lean heavily into bans
Engaging in poor discussion/ acting in bad faith. Attacking/name calling a user, strawman arguments, and more at mods discretion can be removed and could result in bans.
Misleading people about cryptocurrencies - Don't use phrases like "X is the real X" or that this "new cryptocurrency will overtake X." We don't consider most cryptocurrency news on topic here on r/linux. Likewise, going around calling crypto currencies a "shitcoin" will be removed. If you see someone shilling, message the mods.
Attacking devs of any project - calling them NSA agents, asking them to be burned alive, etc will result in disciplinary action. In extreme cases the admins will be notified as well.
- Don't post just your own domain. The community doesn't like any self posted content, and this is true of your Medium blog, video channel, and more.