Why have rules?
OK, let's begin this with telling you that there are some rules that you must follow to be in #sweden.
Sure, rules are boring and it's sometimes hard to understand why we have to have them. But, if we had no rules, it would be anarchy.
People flooding you with invites to other channels, someone repeating the same sentence millions of times in the channel, other people harassing eachother, and so on.
So think for yourself. We don't have those rules because we think it's funny, or to make you feel bad about it, we have them for the best of the main part of the users in the channel, the ones that just want to have a nice chat, and nothing more.


Idling
Something we all dislike is people that is idling.
To be idle means that you are in the channel without saying or doing anything.
Why this rule? There's no reason that it is, let's say 80 clients, in the channel, but only 10 of them has spoken a word the last hour.
Do we have anything good from the remaining 70 that's just idling? Nope.
Let's kick them out!


Flooding
It's pretty obvious that flooding in any form isn't allowed, neither in the channel, nor in a query to an user in the channel.
All types of flooding will lead to an akick, which means that you will be kicked from the channel, and if you try to rejoin you will be kicked again.
And so on.
Shortly; you are not welcome in the channel anymore.


Nazism/racism
Let's make this a quick one; We will not even discuss this with you, you'll be kickbanned in a jiffy.


Opbegging
The easiest way to make sure you'll never get opstatus in #sweden, is to beg for it. And it will almost sure make you the perfect target for a well placed kick!
Op is something you got to earn, you will in no way get it by begging.


Harassing
This is also one of the more obvious things, that no form of harassment is accepted in the channel.
You'll be kicked if you are rude and annoying to other people.
This also includes harsh language in the channel, and stupid nicks.
There's one easy way to prevent to be kicked, just behave, it's not that hard.


Colors
You are not allowed to use colors in #sweden.
Earlier, just mIRC users could see them, in other clients, the color control codes appeared as a mess of odd characters, but now almost everyone with a recent IRC client can see colors.
And, now maybe you think "Why can't I use colors, if everyone can see them correctly?"
The reason why colors aren't allowed is that the channel will look like Hiroshima -45 if everyone uses their own colorset.


Inviting
#sweden is a big channel with many users, and that makes it a good place to invite people to your own channel. We will NOT tolerate this.
If you invite users in #sweden to your own channel, you will be kicked so far away, that you don't even want to think about it.
To invite people from other channels to #sweden is equal to this, you will be kicked for that too.


War
IRC is no fighting arena. That's why we've got this rule. All usage of warscripts, DoS exploits, flooders, will make you banned from the channel forever.
And if you think it's cool and funny to nuke people, think once again, then leave the computer, go out, find some friends, and do something more constructive just being a troublemaker.
And, as if by magic, you got a life!


Conclusion
OK, that's all. Now we've informed you what's allowed in the channel and not. And now it's up to you to follow these rules.
If you break against them, it's your choice, and you have to take the consequences.
If you have any thoughts about the rules, don't be afraid to ask an operator in the channel about them.
The operators are always willing to help you if you feel lost in other ways too, that's why there are operators, it's just too bad some people can't behave, and takes time the operators could use to help an user in trouble, or something more funny than kicking/banning annoying users.