Rules And Conduct

The #css channel exists to help people authoring or developing web sites. #css and the staff are committed to providing a safe, helpful environment to ask questions about CSS and web development.

Everyone must abide by the Rules of Conduct at all times. Additionally, the Channel Guidelines and Topic can help you get the help you need faster.


The Reasonable Person Principle applies.

  • Everyone will be reasonable.
  • Everyone expects everyone else to be reasonable.
  • No one is special.
  • Do not be offended if someone suggests you are not being reasonable.

Additionally, please take note of the following:

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Alert the staff if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.

Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct are among the types of unreasonable behaviors deemed to be unacceptable.

Harassing behavior includes, but is not limited to: offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of sexual images or language; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; sustained disruption of channel activity; unwelcome sexual attention; ignore and/or ban evasion.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. Everyone is expected to follow the rules.

If an individual engages in unacceptable behavior, the ops may take any action they deem appropriate. Initial violations or violations believed be unintentional, if not repeated, will likely only result in warnings. Repeated violations or intentional harassment will be meet with increasingly severe responses.

If someone is breaking the rules…

If someone is breaking the rules, please ask them nicely to stop, once, and point them here. If they continue to break the rules, please let the chanops know in #css-ops.

Breaking the rules while trying to help enforce the rules is still breaking the rules. Remember the Reasonable Person Principle.

Channel Guidelines


The #css channel is for discussing CSS with people who are writing CSS. If you have a different problem, here are some other channels on Libera Chat where you will get better help:

  • CSS libraries
    • We can help, but you might get better help on a dedicated channel
    • Bootstrap - #bootstrap
  • CSS preprocessors
    • Sass - #sass
  • JavaScript - ##javascript
    • If your question involves clicking on something
    • JQuery - #jquery
    • AngularJS - ##angular
    • Node.js - #node.js
  • HTML - #html
    • If you need help deciding which markup tags to use
  • PHP - #php or ##php
    • If your code sample has <?php
    • Wordpress - #wordpress
  • Design - #design
    • If you want feedback on visuals
  • Freelance - #css-lance
    • If you are looking to hire or be hired
    • If you are in a hurry, you probably want to spend money
  • Frontend - ##frontend
    • If you want to talk about general front–end development topics, such as CSS pre–processors, methodologies and tooling
  • Apache HTTPD - #httpd
    • If you’re using the Apache HTTPD and need help configuring it
    • If you’re asking about htaccess files
  • DNS - #dns
    • If your server cannot be found
  • General Web - #web
    • If all else fails, try here

If you are directed to another channel, please try there before asking in #css again. Someone may still help from #css. Off-topic chatter is fine as long as it does not violate the rules and the channel is quiet. If people are trying to help others, you may be asked to move to another channel or PM to reduce the amount of noise.

Channel Operators

Current admins are:

  • AMcBain (and bot admin)
  • drej
  • oksushi
  • preaction
  • doc
  • stenno