First things first, we all know that Ask Ubuntu is independent and does not follow orders from Canonical (related: Is Ask Ubuntu sponsored by Canonical?).
But, the imposition of Ubuntu Code of Conduct seems contradictory to the fact that Ask Ubuntu is independent.
Back then, this was mentioned in Stack Exchange Network Terms of Service:
When accessing the askubuntu.com, meta.askubuntu.com, or chat.askubuntu.com sites ("AskUbuntu"), Subscriber will also abide by the most current Ubuntu Code of Conduct, which can be found at http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct, and is hereby incorporated by reference, but solely with regard to AskUbuntu.
But, this clause no longer exists in the current Terms of Service. (Also, check this post: Why was the Ubuntu Code of Conduct clause removed from the Ask Ubuntu terms of service?)
Though the clause has been removed from the Terms of Service, Ubuntu Code of Conduct is still mentioned in the tour page ("Please follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct when participating within this community.") and people who want to nominate themselves in the moderator election have to sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. Also, it is weird that the bullet point relating to Ubuntu Code of Conduct in election page is bold as if it is the most important thing required to be a moderator and it being bold kind of belittles other important bullet points.
So, what do you feel? Should we still include Ubuntu Code of Conduct in Ask Ubuntu? Or should we remove it? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Let me quote some text from an old question in Ask Ubuntu Meta:
In order to nominate one self for the community moderator elections one must provide a link to one's LaunchPad account in order to verify that one has signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. However some individuals such as myself may not want to link to their LP account because it contains provide details about oneself such as the real person's name and an email assigned to the GPG key.