We agree that such markup helps clarifying things in chats, but it is hard to draw the line to abuse. That is why it is simply forbidden for everyone.
Even if all your friends in other channels want to be informed: Nobody in #php wants to know what you are doing at the moment, why you are away, and what music you are listening to.
Even though everybody might already know that: A kick is a punishment and is not supposed to be circumvented by auto-rejoin. Disable it.
Nobody wants ads, neither on TV nor on IRC... so, please, leave us alone with "join our great #channel" or "listen to Whatever radio!".
Avoid questions like "Any MySQL experts here?" or "Anyone here who can help me?". Simply ask your question; if someone wants to help and knows an answer, he/she will do.
It suffices to ask a question once. No need to repeat it for everyone joining the channel afterwards.
The channel is about PHP, and that does not change with some regulars moving to other topics from time to time.
Although it is okay to paste three lines of code to the channel, it is more reasonable to drop it into http://nopaste.php-quake.net/ in the first place. Then everyone can read the code, nobody needs to scroll back in the IRC client, and no on-going discussions are interrupted.
The channel is there for help, no need to query anyone.
#php is intended for people who want to write scripts themselves; it is NOT a support channel for anything else (be it phpBB, phpMyAdmin, phpNuke, whatever) you downloaded somewhere. In case you are in trouble with a script you did not write yourself, ask the author or the appropriate support channel/forum.
If you need professional help for your projects, formulate professional requests - which involve a) requirements specification and b) detailed information on payment :).
We will not remove bans on request. Every question in that direction will just lead to the ban staying there longer.
At times OPs and regulars may turn a bit sarcastic or impolite which unfortunately cannot be avoided completely when being asked the same questions again and again. You will not achieve anything by returning the impoliteness in reaction, it will not better the situation and might only result in you getting banned.