Github should document as a standard CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md file be in project root

Many projects may consider CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md a support file, and thus place it in a .github folder.  Research has shown this reults in a lack of clarity for whather or not a project actually has a CoC, and those serious about looking resort to ‘search’ to find it which is far from ideal in situations where people actually need that information to report violations.

Searching for standard or best practice came up with nothing - the only indication of Github stance is that it by default places the file in root.  Simply writing up that the system does this by default an why would be valuable.

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Hi @emmairwin,

Thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback! We’re always working to improve GitHub and the GitHub Community Forum, and we consider every suggestion we receive. I’ve logged your feature request in our internal feature request list.

Though I can’t guarantee anything or share a timeline for this, I can tell you that it’s been shared with the appropriate teams for consideration.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Cheers!