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== Registering your Channel ==
 
== Registering your Channel ==
# '''Register your nickname'''. First of all, [[Create your own nickname|register your nick]] (or identify).
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# First of all, '''[[Create your own nickname|register your nick]]name''' (or identify: /ns id yourPW ).
# '''Join the channel'''. If you haven't already, join your channel, by typing <code>/join #channel_name</code>, changing "channel_name" to your channel's name. If it's not already taken yet, you should get a star (this means you're an op).
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# '''Join the channel'''. If you haven't already, join your channel, by typing <code>/join #chan</code>, changing "chan" to your channel's name. If it's not already taken yet, you should get a star (this means you're an op). Otherwise choose a different channel name or ask everybody to leave.
# '''Register with ChanServ'''. The first user who joins an '''empty''' unregistered channel gets op status and can register the channel with ChanServ. ChanServ is a bot that helps with these sorts of things. Just type <code>/msg ChanServ register #channel_name <password> <description></code> (without the brackets). Where <password> is some password you make up. This is your channel registration password, it should be strong and kept secret. <description> is a short description about your channel's purpose or usage. Make sure that you identify and visit your channel every ten days or so, otherwise it might expire (see /cs help)
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# '''Register with ChanServ'''. The first user who joins an '''empty''' unregistered channel gets op status and can register the channel with ChanServ. ChanServ is a service that helps with these sorts of things. Just type <code>/cs register '''#chan aSecretPassword a short description of the purpose or usage of the room'''</code> . Where "aSecretPassword" is some password you make up. This is your channel registration password, it should be strong and kept secret. Make sure that you visit your channel using the (identified) nick you used when registering the channel every 30 days or so , otherwise it might expire (see /cs help).
# '''Protect your channel'''. This step is '''optional'''. To prevent random people from joining your room, type <code>/mode #channel_name +k <password></code>. You'll want this password to be different to the other password you had above (see also /cs help mlock ). If people want join your channel, they must type <code>/join #channel_name <password></code> (or you must have <code>&promptChannelKey=1</code> in the URL of your [[widget]]).  If this is not persistent for you, type <code>/msg chanserv set #channel_name mlock +k <password></code>
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# '''Get help'''. If you get stuck you can also type <code>/cs help</code> or (even better) For extensive help, or you could type <code>/join #help</code> and people will try and help you as well as they can. Multi-language documentation: http://anope.org/docgen/1.8/en_us/ChanServ.php  
# '''Get help'''. If you get stuck you can also do <code>/msg ChanServ help</code> or <code>/cs help</code> for extensive help, or you could type <code>/join #help</code> and people will try and help you as well as they can. Multi-language documentation: http://anope.org/docgen/1.8/en_us/ChanServ.php .
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(/cs is an alias for /msg ChanServ on the Mibbit network and in many IRC clients).  
  
 
[[Category:How To]][[Category:Irc.mibbit.net]]
 
[[Category:How To]][[Category:Irc.mibbit.net]]
 
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Revision as of 10:12, 5 August 2010

This was made specifically for irc.mibbit.net. Although it is possible that it works with other servers, we can not guarantee.

Registering your Channel

  1. First of all, register your nickname (or identify: /ns id yourPW ).
  2. Join the channel. If you haven't already, join your channel, by typing /join #chan, changing "chan" to your channel's name. If it's not already taken yet, you should get a star (this means you're an op). Otherwise choose a different channel name or ask everybody to leave.
  3. Register with ChanServ. The first user who joins an empty unregistered channel gets op status and can register the channel with ChanServ. ChanServ is a service that helps with these sorts of things. Just type /cs register #chan aSecretPassword a short description of the purpose or usage of the room . Where "aSecretPassword" is some password you make up. This is your channel registration password, it should be strong and kept secret. Make sure that you visit your channel using the (identified) nick you used when registering the channel every 30 days or so , otherwise it might expire (see /cs help).
  4. Get help. If you get stuck you can also type /cs help or (even better) For extensive help, or you could type /join #help and people will try and help you as well as they can. Multi-language documentation: http://anope.org/docgen/1.8/en_us/ChanServ.php

(/cs is an alias for /msg ChanServ on the Mibbit network and in many IRC clients).