1. the operator is always right
  2. don't ask to ask, just ask!
  3. ask the channel, not the ops
  4. "doesn't work" is no error message; if you want someone to help you, make it possible
  5. it's okay to talk off topic from time to time, but in general the channel is about the python programming language
  6. do not spam! (ads, public away messages, away nicks, etc. -- use the paste-bin for more than 3-5 loc)
  7. since the channel is meant to be for international audience, try to stick to English
  8. be nice to each other and have fun

breaking some of these rules repeatedly will be punished. (kick -> temporary ban -> all time ban)
also, more information on some of these topics can be found in the links section of the site.