• Pop!_Planet is still very much under development. Data for the wiki is being sourced from the Arch Linux and Ubuntu wikis, along with a bunch of completely unique content specific to Pop!_OS, and sourcing, converting and updating that content takes time; please be patient. If you can't find what you're looking for here, check the Arch Linux and Ubuntu wikis.
  • Welcome!

    I'll get straight to the point.

    When I started Pop!_Planet, I launched it because I saw a need for a centralized community for Pop!_OS. To be frank, I never expected the level of popularity it has achieved. Over the last year, we have gone from under 50 users, to almost 400 users. That's awesome! However... it also comes with a downside. We are rapidly running out of disk space on our server, and the bandwidth costs go up every month.

    Pop!_Planet is not affiliated with System76 in any way, and is funded completely out of pocket. From day one, I said that I'd never use on-site ads (I hate them as much as you do), so the only monetization we get is through donations. Right now, the donations we receive don't even cover our overhead.

    I know that most users will ignore this message, and that's ok. However, if even a few of our users are willing and able to donate a few dollars to help offset our expenses, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Support Pop!_Planet

    Thank you for your time,

    Dan Griffiths
    Pop!_Planet Founder

Community rules

  • Abusive Language and Disruptive Behavior: We do not tolerate abusive language or disruptive behavior on our forums. This goes for abusive and disruptive comments and behavior that are directed at Pop!_Planet staff or community members, alike. Please remember to be respectful and constructive at all times on our forums, and maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all.
  • Accusations of Misconduct: We do not allow public accusations that others have broken the community rules, or are otherwise acting inappropriately. Constructive disagreement is fine, but accusing someone of trolling tends to escalate the problem, and accusations of lying are usually inflammatory. If you feel someone is breaking the rules, please report their post and do not respond to them.
  • Bashing and Slanderous Comments: We do not permit the bashing of individuals (including Pop!_Planet staff), groups, or other companies on our forums. We believe that doing so is neither constructive nor in the spirit of our community.
  • Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation: We do not tolerate the deliberate and malicious spreading of false info or conspiracy theories about Pop!_Planet or its staff. This does not include honest mistakes; rather, this rule pertains to those who go out of their way to spread harmful or malicious rumors about Pop!_Planet and its staff.
  • Copyright Infringement: We do not allow copyright-protected names on our forums. Copyright-protected names are typically well-known original characters in books, games, and movies. We also do not permit discussion about the illegal distribution or use of copyrighted material, such as private game servers or pirated movies, music, and games.
  • Demands and Threats: We encourage you to share feedback, suggestion, and requests with us, but we expect all of our community members to refrain from resorting to demands or threats. We believe that demands and threats are not constructive. Threats of real-life violence, in particular, are something we take very seriously and do no tolerate.
  • Deliberately Contravening a Pop!_Planet Staff Member: Deliberately contravening a request or action by a member of the Pop!_Planet staff is not permitted at any time. As an example, if we close a thread you created and leave an explanation stating why it was closed, you may not re-create the thread.
  • Discussing Disciplinary Actions: If you ever have questions or concerns about a disciplinary action or decision we have made in our forums, or wish to appeal a forum warning or infraction you've received, we ask that you please contact us at pop-planet.info/misc/contact to do so (please specify that you are contacting about a forum-related inquiry or appeal). We are happy to discuss and review specific moderation-related actions with you, but we do not allow discussion of any moderation actions or decisions on our forums.
  • Flaming: It's okay to disagree and debate within our forums, be we do ask that you keep all disagreements civil, constructive, and on-topic. If a discussion gets heated and turns into a debate, remember that you should stick to debating the post and/or thread topic. It is never appropriate to resort to personal comments or jabs about those participating in the thread discussion.
  • Goodbye/Quitting Threads: We understand that sometimes people will leave these forums, and want to post a "goodbye" or "quitting" thread. Generally, we have found that "goodbye" and "quitting" threads have a tendency to go downhill fast. It is our policy to read the feedback in "goodbye" and "quitting" threads and close them, regardless of whether they are constructive or not.
  • Hate Speech: We take the use of hate speech very seriously in the Pop!_Planet forums, and have a zero tolerance policy. Our definition of hate speech is prejudice or hateful comments, slurs, or statements that promote violence or intolerance toward others because of the following:
    • Race
    • Creed
    • Color
    • National Origin
    • Gender
    • Age
    • Disability
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Lifestyle
    • Religion
    • Any other personally identifying factors
  • Hijacking and Off Topic Posting: We do not allow threads to be hijacked for other purposes. It is natural for a discussion to evolve, and tangential comments are usually fine. Hijacking typically involves taking a thread in a direction counter to its intent, or posting irrelevant content.
  • Impersonation: We do not tolerate impersonation of any kind in the Pop!_Planet community, and take impersonation attempts very seriously when they do occur. Impersonation includes using a display name, photos, posts, or any other material with the intent to fool people into believing you are a Pop!_Planet staff member, another community member, a celebrity, or anyone else you are not.
  • Inappropriate Content and Language: Certain topics and subjects are deemed inappropriate and not permitted in the forums. Things that we consider inappropriate are usually illegal, extremely volatile or violent, obscene, vulgar, or simply inappropriate for a forum such as ours. Inappropriate content on the forums includes, but is not limited to the following:
    • Extreme violence
    • Illegal substances and activities
    • Pirated copyright-protected material
    • Pornography and other sexually explicit topics
    • Real-world religion and politics
    • Tasteless, vulgar, or obscene material
  • Malicious Links: We do not tolerate the posting of malicious links on our forums, for any reason. This includes links to pornographic material, key-loggers, browser hijackers, and phishing scams. We greatly appreciate when our community members wish to report a harmful or misleading Pop!_Planet related site to us, but please do not do so on the forums. If you discover a site you want to report to us, please report them at pop-planet.info/misc/contact.
  • Names in Thread Titles: Please refrain from placing the names of Pop!_Planet staff or community members in your thread titles. Directing a thread at a specific individual, or otherwise using a thread to call someone out, is not considered constructive. If you need to get a hold of a specific community member, please send them a private message.
  • Naming-and-Shaming: We do not allow posts or threads that are created for the purpose of "naming-and-shaming" other community member(s). "Naming-and-shaming" is the act of creating a post to call out an individual or group by name, and making them the subject of public accusation, ridicule and/or shaming. Generally, naming-and-shaming involves a Terms of Service violation, which the Pop!_Planet staff is unable to assist with. It typically elevates to a point where the subject feels legitimately harassed. We believe that naming-and-shaming posts and threads can be abused and are very harmful to the community. We also don't feel that publicly calling out or accusing others by name on our forums is in the spirit of our community. If you genuinely believe someone has violated our Terms of Service, you should report them through pop-planet.info/misc/contact - do not bring the situation onto the forums.
  • Petitions and Protests: We do not allow petitions or protests on our forums. Due to the fact that both promote the use of demands and replies that consist of "/signed" or little else, we feel that neither encourage nor allow for meaningful and constructive discussion. Instead of using a petition or protest, we recommend presenting your thoughts as a request or suggestion so everyone in the community can discuss it.
  • Rude and Insulting Comments: We understand that sometimes tempers rise, but it is never acceptable to resort to rude comments and insults. This goes for rude comments and insults directed at other community members, and Pop!_Planet staff alike.
  • Spamming: Please do not post spam on the official forums. Below are a few examples of what we define as spamming:
    • Posting the same message more than once
    • Posting messages that are nonsensical or have no real content
    • Posting messages or images large enough to disrupt the normal flow of conversation
    • Reposting material that has been removed by a member of the Pop!_Planet staff
    • Also, please refrain from posting the same topic in multiple areas of the forum, or cross-posting in an attempt to gain further views or replies. This is considered spamming, and the duplicate threads will be removed
  • Thread Bumping: Please refrain from replying to discussion threads for the sole purpose of "bumping" them. This is considered to be a form of spam because it does not add to the discussion in a constructive or meaningful way. We understand that everyone would like to keep their discussion active and visible, but we encourage you to strive for meaningful and constructive posts instead of posts that consist of nothing more than "Bump!"
  • Trolling or Baiting: The act of trolling is defined as something that is created for the intent to provoke conflict, shock others, or to elicit a strong negative or emotional reaction. It is okay and very normal to disagree with others, and even to debate, but provoking conflict, baiting, inciting, mocking, etc. is never acceptable in the forums. If you do not have something constructive or meaningful to add to a discussion, we strongly recommend you refrain from posting in that thread, and find another discussion to participate in instead. It is also not constructive or helpful to publicly call out others and accuse them of trolling, or call them a troll - please refrain from doing so. If you genuinely believe someone is trolling, please report the post or thread to the Pop!_Planet staff, and leave it at that.
  • Pop!_Planet Legal Matters: We do not allow discussion of any legal matters involving Pop!_Planet or any of our associated companies.