I would like to know if any legal penalty can be applied against any of the answers/comments posted on the site or if there is any history involving legal action against any of the information posted here.
I know that we are working for free and trying to help users voluntarily on the site but imagining that some solutions can cause more problems then they solve, and some if not followed by the letter / miss interpreted / badly written can cause data loss there should be some information about the legality of the information posted on the site.
Is there any?
Lets assume that in a good will I tell a user that the command to remove a dir that is is not longer necessary is
sudo rm -rf /opt/something_something and because I mistyped or the user miss read the format he ended up typing
sudo rm -rf / opt/something_something.
(I know that it does not work and you get a warning, but you get the picture)
He gets pissed for either reasons and finds it fair to start a legal action against me and AskUbuntu. Should one worry about this? is there a agreement on the site that protects us from legal action?