For those of you newbies, I want to teach you using IRC. First of all, you need an IRC chat. mIRC is a popular IRC chat. Or for our IRC Channel, you can just use the webchat( no installation required) for shortcut: http://www.solidirc.com/webchat.html and type in the “channel” block “#diBlog” and type in any username you want, does not have to be registered.
The Command Tutorial:
You can get someone’s attention by highlighting them. To do this, simply type their name and write a message after it. This will give them a beep and sometimes it will make their window flash 😮
You can use autocomplete to help type people’s nicks faster. Just type the first letter of their nick, then press tab until it selects the right one. Depending on your client, this also works with channel names.
You can join up to 10 channels at once on this IRC network! Just type,
and /part #ChannelName [reason] for when you want to leave the channel.
Some clients even let you click on channel names which people type to join a channel.
You can also invite others to join channels,
/invite user #channel
Some clients allow you to automatically accept invites and join the channels.
For typing messages in the third person you can use,
You can change your nick by typing
/nick [new nick]
You can have a private conversation with someone by typing,
This opens up a separate tab where you can talk with them privately.
/chanserv drop #channel
Deletes a channel
Before you can get started with chanserv you need to register your nick. So type in
/nickserv REGISTER password email
To use it later you need to identify with chanserv, which is like logging in. Type,
/nickserv identify [password]
If you get a good IRC client, you can set it to do this automatically. Once you have identified you can be automatically opped upon entry if your on the auto-op list for the channel.
If you want to use several nicks, you can group them together. First change your nick to the one you wish to add to your group and use,
/nickserv GROUP [target(your main nick)] [password]
This is means you can enter a room with any nick in your group and you can still get auto op, if you’re on the auto op list.
If you have pinged and your name is still on the list, or even if someone has stolen your nick you can use
/nickserv ghost [your nick] [password]
And that will disconnect them and you can use your nick again.
Once you have identified with nickserv you can start using chanserv. You need op to register a channel.
/chanserv REGISTER [#channel] [password] [description]
Once the channel has been registered you’ll need owner to make changes to it.
To maintain the auto op list, use the following command.
/chanserv aop #channel add [name]
You can replace the aop with vop for auto voice, hop for auto half-op, and sop for auto admin. Remember, you need to identify with nickserv before this works.
If you want to take someone off the list. In that command, just replace the word ‘add’ with ‘del’ to delete them. Also list if you want to check who’s on it.
The only person who will get auto owner, is the channel founder. If anyone else wants to get auto owner, they’ll need to identify with the channel using the command,
/chanserv identify #channel password
If your client lets you have start up commands, put that command in there and it will do it automatically.
There are many more commands for chanserv, to find out how to use them, type
That will guide you through it.
Operators help keep the channel in order, they can set channel modes, kick and even ban users. There are many /mode commands, for example
/mode #channel +m
will mute the channel, everyone without voice or higher will not be able to speak.
To change the topic you have
To op someone else, most clients have their own op command. Generally it’s
Or if that doesn’t work you can always use
/mode #channel +o [nick]
The Rank Tutorial: (some from the original web)
The Help Operator was introduced when we needed a person who is able to set vHosts for the users, but have no other privileges at the Network level. You can imagine a Help Operator as a person sitting at a help-desk and taking your problem and forward it to the support Team.
Global IRC Operator
The Global IRC Operator is the well known “IRC Op” or like some people say “IRC COP”. The global in this title means that his privileges working on every server. We decided not to use the Local IRC Operator but give every staff member at operator level the same privileges on every server. The IRC Operator can use the server commands which are needed to run the network. He can remove users from the network or ban them for a period of time.
The Server Administrator can use advanced server commands. For example he is able to shutdown or restart the ircd software. Server Administrators often get these privileges when they join the network with an own server, because they have to be able to manage it.
The Services Administrator is having full control of the server and the services. For example, a Services Administrator is able to change Channel Settings if a user is having problems with his channel without any channel privileges.
The Network Administrators can use some special functions which have to be limited to a small number of people because they can harm the whole network.
Root Administrator is not a title; it’s a configuration Setting. The Root Administrator is the only one who cannot be removed from access by any other person. It’s a bit like the Channel founder.