In general, we like to think ourselves as exceptionally forgiving and patient. We value our users' freedom as much as we value ours and unless a channel is topical and with heavy traffic we let them argue, vent, sort it out with one another, reach understanding and do not just leash and gag them on the least disturbance. We can also take light insults and do exactly nothing about it unless it reaches unacceptable, floody levels. We don't encourage it, of course.

Surely, channel ops are free to enforce their own rules, which aren't going to be disputed unless they are downright unethical and offensive, but everyone must comply at least to what comes below.

Starting with more or less habitual stuff:

And now for something completely different: