ChanServ

ChanServ is an IRC service that governs the registration and protection of channels on the network. ChanServ is the service that you must use to register channels on this network and expire after 270 days of inactive use, that is that no one from the channel's access list is in the channel.

ChanServ works similar to NickServ, such as the register commands, but are different as ChanServ has controls for channels and NickServ are user settings. ChanServ allows you to set restrictions on channels, add people to the access list, and so on.

While this doesn't pertain specifically to ChanServ, this is one of those "fyi"s for the network. This network supports 5 channel user prefixes, which gives different access to the channel. The prefixes are in the following order and correspond to the bullet points from top to bottom: qaohv

~: This is channel owner status. With this level, you can control every aspect of a channel by settings modes and using ChanServ controls. Channel founders have complete access to the access list, and can even drop (un-register) a channel if they want.

& : This is channel administrator status. A channel administrator has control of setting modes for a channel and has most control to ChanServ's controls for that channel. Depending on whether the channel uses XOP or ACCESS for adding users to a channel access list, channel administrators can modify the access list, but cannot add themselves or anyone as a founder.

@ : This is channel operator status. A channel operator is usually known as the "standard" user access level for channel staff. A channel operator can still set most modes on a channel but have less access to ChanServ controls.

% : This is channel half-operator status. Think of this as a limited operator. Half-ops don't have much control to ChanServ's controls and have limited access in setting channel modes. However, they can still ban and add channel exception bans and set other less-powerful channel modes.

+ : This is channel voice status. Channel voice is the lowest access level and is also the most restrictive. Channel voice status gives very little access to ChanServ commands. and can't set channel modes. They can't even voice other users. All channel voice basically does is give a user permission to talk when the channel is in moderated mode, where only those that have an access level can speak.

All ChanServ help info can be accessed by typing /msg ChanServ help.