I'm a moderator at the Raspberry Pi exchange and just had a question flagged for something involving "illegal behaviour":
I've closed it as off-topic, but not because of the illegality, which is something I'd like some clarity on.
As is mentioned in previous discussions of this kind of thing here, what's illegal one place is not necessarily illegal somewhere else and it probably isn't a useful category WRT what we permit discussion of. Hijacking someone's internet connection, though, is a potential violation of privacy and used to be prohibited by our Terms of Service:
However, when I went to check the current TOS to justify closing or deleting the question for that reason, that language is gone. Further, to be fair:
- The purpose of the hijacking is not to violate anyone's privacy.
- The question is actually not asking how to do this, it is simply context for a mundane problem.
I think very clear rules are important here as discussing security and how it can be violated is well within various exchange's perview. This isn't that, but a blanket ban which covers that question could easily cover other things. Are there such rules somewhere, or is it left as discretionary?
[I'm about to head out and won't be able to respond to comments here until later today or tomorrow.]