Ice & Fire code of conduct

Ground rules

This code of conduct covers your behaviour as a poster on the Ice & Fire web site. The site editors will arbitrate in any dispute over the conduct of a poster. By poster is understood anyone writing an article, page or comment.

  • Be considerate. Your post will be read by other people, and you in turn will read the posts of others. Any words you write will affect readers, and we expect you to take those consequences into account when choosing them.
  • Be respectful. The readers and posters treat one another with respect. Everyone can make a valuable contribution to an idea or article. We may not always agree, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. We expect posters to be respectful when dealing with other contributors as well as with their readers.
  • When you disagree, consult others. Disagreements, both political and technical, happen all the time and this web site is no exception. The important goal is not to avoid disagreements or differing views but to resolve them constructively.
  • When you are unsure, ask for help. Nobody knows everything. Asking questions avoids many problems down the road, and so questions are encouraged. Those who are asked should be responsive and helpful.


The Ice & Fire code of conduct is based on the Ubuntu code of conduct which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license. As such the above code, is also licensed under the same terms. You may re-use it for your own project, and modify it as you wish, just please allow others to use your modifications and give credit to the Ubuntu Project!

Revision: 1.0, 2007-04-19