yes. and whether we want to take a worst-case risk, i.e., outdated document.
so what happens if this specific document is outdated? Instead of not
accepting descrimination, we now suddenly do? Probably not. Painting
inconsistency in this as worst case makes the worst case not so bad.
Any change would not substantially change this document.
Having it inline would at least make a change visible to users that have
already read it, as discourse would mark it as new or changed.
If it is a link and we don’t “touch” the topic, noone not involved in
the PR’s changing the document would realize. So changes to the CoC
should lead to manual action here anyways, otherwise we have consistensy
but not visibility, leading to inconsistency where it matters, at the
last level: in our heads.
Does a link make user’s not read the document? Surely not 100% will
click on the topic. Of those, not 100% will neither read nor click a
link. Whether a link will make less users read the CoC is speculation,
but I think we can make an educated guess on that.
Anyhow, I’m out, I realize I don’t care.