Channel may not be registered or used

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When I try to join a channel, I get the following message:

<ChanServ> Channel #TheChannel may not be registered or used.

And other variations on the theme.

This is not the same as when you have been banned from #TheChannel.

The Channel is Forbidden

  • You may not use ChannelNames that are the same as common network channels.
    • For example, you can not register channels such as #help, #chat, #mibbit and other related channels.
  • You may not use ChannelNames that are intended to mimic common network channels, even if the name of that channel isn't being used on this network.
  • You may not use ChannelNames that are intended to mimic network channels that are for help, staff, or other channels.
    • This includes cute spelling spoofs intended to trick users.
  • You may not use some ChannelNames clearly used to offend or generate turmoil.
  • You may not use some ChannelNames that are active spam-bot landing channels, used for command and control, or otherwise, even if the name of that channel isn't being used or targeted on this network.

Little possibility of appeal

The Mibbit Staff considers all conditions, and how it will impact users before forbidding a ChannelName.

  • If you have a valid reason why you think you should be able to use a forbidden ChannelName, you may take it up with the Mibbit Staff.
    • Note that unless you present a very clear and valid reason at the outset of your appeal, your request may not get you the expected results.
      • Asking us to let you use the channel #help might get you shot.