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ChanServ Help
Please select what you would like help with below. Selecting an option will jump you to that command's section. You can also just scroll down to browse the help section.

HelpLast Change: July 2007
AuthLast Change: July 2007
Channel InfoLast Change: July 2007
Add Auto-OpLast Change: August 2007
Delete Auto-OpLast Change: August 2007
Add Auto-VoiceLast Change: August 2007
Delete Auto-VoiceLast Change: August 2007
Add Auto-BanLast Change: August 2007
Delete Auto-BanLast Change: August 2007
Mass DeOpLast Change: August 2007
Op MeLast Change: August 2007
Invite MeLast Change: August 2007
Lock ChannelLast Change: August 2007
Reset ModesLast Change: August 2007
Unban MeLast Change: October 2008
Unban AllLast Change: October 2008
Set DescriptionLast Change: May 2005
Set WebsiteLast Change: May 2005
Set ContactLast Change: May 2005
Set MembersLast Change: May 2005
Set Channel PasswordLast Change: May 2005
Set Services PasswordLast Change: May 2005
Set Prevent ModesLast Change: May 2005
Set Prevent OpsLast Change: May 2005
Set Prevent JoinsLast Change: May 2005
Set Locked TopicLast Change: May 2005
Set On-Join MessageLast Change: May 2005
Set On-Op MessageLast Change: May 2005
VHostLast Change: May 2005
Last Updated: May 5th, 2005 - By: WHiZ
Help
If you are having trouble remembering commands, then this one is for you. Just remember this one!

The syntax for HELP is /msg chanserv help
Or, in any channel type !help

It is important to know that there is a different set of commands available via private message with ChanServ than there is using !commands in your channel. For example, you would not want to use the command to set a chanpass publicly in your channel where everyone can see what you set it to.

If you need more information about a specific command, you can ask for help on JUST that command.

The syntax for help on a specific command is /msg chanserv help command -or- !help command

Example: You cannot remember the syntax for the addop command… you would simply type:

/msg chanserv help addop -or- !help addop

Last Updated: July 3rd, 2007 - By: PennStater
Auth
To use admin !commands in your channel, you will first need to authenticate with ChanServ for the channel. Authenticating as the channel admin also provides you with extra protection in certain cases, such as when you have the "nohurtingadmin" option enabled in your channel.

Please note! If you leave your channel for any reason (part, quit, hop, etc.) and return, you will need to auth as admin of your channel again!

The syntax for AUTH is /msg chanserv auth #channel AdminPass

Example: Your channel is #clan_xyz and your admin password is k1ckazz ... you would type:

/msg chanserv auth #clan_xyz k1ckazz

Last Updated: July 3rd, 2007 - By: PennStater
Channel Info
If you would like to see information about a channel such as members, website, etc. you can do so via ChanServ with the info command. Channel admins can see more information than regular users can using the various options available with the info command.

The syntax for info is /msg chanserv INFO #channel AdminPass
or just !info in the channel

Please note! The admin password is optional if you're not using the additional options listed below... you will see the same exact thing with or without the admin password if you're already authenticated to the channel (see auth above).

There are additional options that you can use with the info command:

M - Lists the auto-ops, auto-voices, and auto-bans for your channel
C - Lists the 20 most recent commands used in your channel and details for each
T - Lists the 20 most recent topics which were set in your channel and details for each
V - Lists all vhosts assigned to your channel, the vhosts' current security settings, and who is currently logged into each vhost

The syntax for info using these additional options is /msg chanserv info #chan AdminPass option
or !info option in the channel

Example: You would like to see the auto-op list for #clan_xyz and your admin password is k1ckazz ... you would type:

/msg chanserv info #clan_xyz k1ckazz m -or- !info m in the channel

Last Updated: July 3rd, 2007 - By: PennStater
Add Auto-Op
You can have ChanServ automatically give channel operator status to people when they join your channel using the addop command.

The syntax for ADDOP is /msg chanserv addop #channel adminpass nickname
or !addop nickname

Example: You would like to add VD-WHiZ as an auto-op in your channel #clan_xyz and your admin password is k1ckazz ... you would type:

/msg chanserv addop #clan_xyz k1ckazz VD-WHiZ -or- !addop VD-WHiZ

You can also add an auto-op by hostmask. An example of this would be:

/msg chanserv addop #clan_xyz k1ckazz *!*whiz@*.enterthegame.com

It is possible to add more than one nickname or hostmask to the auto-op list in one command. Just separate multiple nicknames or hostmasks with one space between them.

If you aren't very familiar with what hostmasks are, how to get them, or how to use them, please see the hostmask tutorial elsewhere on our site.

If you want to auto-op EVERYONE entering your channel, use *!*@* for the hostmask.
Be warned, however, that *!*@* does not technically count as an auto-op. If you have this on your auto-op list, your channel WILL expire after 30 days.
Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2007 - By: PennStater
Delete Auto-Op
To remove an auto-op from your channel, you would use the delop command.

The syntax for DELOP is /msg chanserv delop #channel adminpass nickname
or !delop nickname

Example: You would like to remove VD-WHiZ from auto-op in your channel #clan_xyz and your admin password is k1ckazz ... you would type:

/msg chanserv delop #clan_xyz k1ckazz VD-WHiZ -or- !delop VD-WHiZ

You can also remove a specific hostmask from the auto-op list of your channel if the person who it belongs to is not currently online. An example of this would be:

/msg chanserv delop #clan_xyz k1ckazz *!*whiz@*.enterthegame.com

It is possible to delete more than one nickname or hostmask from the auto-op list in one command. Just separate multiple nicknames or hostmasks with one space between them.

If you want to remove ALL auto-ops from your channel in one simple command, use all in place of a nickname or hostmask:

/msg chanserv delop all

Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2007 - By: PennStater
Add Auto-Voice
You can have ChanServ automatically give voice to people when they join your channel using the addv command.

The syntax for ADDV is /msg chanserv addv #channel adminpass nickname
or !addv nickname

Example: You would like to add VD-WHiZ as an auto-voice in your channel #clan_xyz and your admin password is k1ckazz ... you would type:

/msg chanserv addv #clan_xyz k1ckazz VD-WHiZ -or- !addv VD-WHiZ

You can also add an auto-voice by hostmask. An example of this would be:

/msg chanserv addv #clan_xyz k1ckazz *!*whiz@*.enterthegame.com

It is possible to add more than one nickname or hostmask to the auto-voice list in one command. Just separate multiple nicknames or hostmasks with one space between them.

If you aren't very familiar with what hostmasks are, how to get them, or how to use them, please see the hostmask tutorial elsewhere on our site.

If you want to auto-voice EVERYONE entering your channel, use *!*@* for the hostmask.
Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2007 - By: PennStater
Delete Auto-Voice
To remove an auto-voice from your channel, you would use the delv command.

The syntax for DELV is /msg chanserv delv #channel adminpass nickname
or !delv nickname in your channel

Example: You would like to remove VD-WHiZ from auto-voice in your channel #clan_xyz and your admin password is k1ckazz ... you would type:

/msg chanserv delv #clan_xyz k1ckazz VD-WHiZ -or- !delv VD-WHiZ

You can also remove a specific hostmask from the auto-voice list of your channel if the person who it belongs to is not currently online. An example of this would be:

/msg chanserv delv #clan_xyz k1ckazz *!*whiz@*.enterthegame.com

It is possible to delete more than one nickname or hostmask from the auto-voice list in one command. Just separate multiple nicknames or hostmasks with one space between them.

If you want to remove ALL auto-voices from your channel in one simple command, use all in place of a nickname or hostmask:

/msg chanserv delv all

Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2007 - By: PennStater
Add Auto-Ban
You can have ChanServ automatically ban someone when they join your channel using the addban command.

The syntax for ADDBAN is
/msg chanserv addban #channel adminpass nickname [timeframe] [reason]

or !addban nickname [timeframe] [reason] in your channel

The timeframe and reason are optional. The following are valid choices for timeframes:

1 - One hour
2 - Six hours
3 - One day (default if not specified)
4 - One week
5 - One month
6 - Six months
7 - One year

Example: You would like to have VD-WHiZ auto-banned upon joining your channel #clan_xyz and your admin password is k1ckazz. You want the ban to last for one hour and you want the kick message to be "Go away loser!". You would type the following:

/msg chanserv addban #clan_xyz k1ckazz VD-WHiZ 1 Go away Loser! -or- !addban VD-WHiZ 1 Go away loser!

You can also add an auto-ban by hostmask. An example of this would be:

/msg chanserv addban #clan_xyz k1ckazz *!*whiz@*.enterthegame.com

If you aren't very familiar with what hostmasks are, how to get them, or how to use them, please see the hostmask tutorial elsewhere on our site.

If you want to auto-ban EVERYONE entering your channel (for example, to lock it down), use *!*@* for the hostmask.

Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2007 - By: PennStater
Delete Auto-Ban
To remove an auto-ban from your channel, you would use the delban command.

The syntax for DELBAN is /msg chanserv delban #channel adminpass nickname
or !delban nickname in your channel

Example: You would like to remove VD-WHiZ from auto-ban in your channel #clan_xyz and your admin password is k1ckazz ... you would type:

/msg chanserv delban #clan_xyz k1ckazz VD-WHiZ -or- !delban VD-WHiZ

You can also remove a specific hostmask from the auto-ban list of your channel if the person who it belongs to is not currently online. An example of this would be:

/msg chanserv delban #clan_xyz k1ckazz *!*whiz@*.enterthegame.com

It is possible to delete more than one nickname or hostmask from the auto-ban list in one command. Just separate multiple nicknames or hostmasks with one space between them.

If you want to remove ALL auto-bans from your channel in one simple command, use all in place of a nickname or hostmask:

/msg chanserv delban all

Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2007 - By: PennStater
Mass DeOp
If your channel is being taken over or you see a bunch of people opped that shouldn't be, massdeop is a handy tool to regain control fast! It will deop everyone in your channel who is currently opped.

The syntax for MASSDEOP is /msg chanserv massdeop #channel adminpass
or !massdeop in your channel

Example: Your channel is #clan_xyz, and your adminpass is k1ckazz ... you would type:

/msg chanserv massdeop #clan_xyz k1ckazz
-or- !massdeop
Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2007 - By: PennStater
Op Me
If you want ChanServ to op you without having to leave the channel, or if you have a chanpass set, you will use the opme command.

The syntax for OPME is /msg chanserv opme #chan [chanpass]

The chanpass is only necessary if you have one set for your channel.
NOTE: See the section below on what CHANPASS means. This is NOT the adminpass!


Example: You’re in #clan_xyz, and your chanpass is 0pspl34se ... you would type:

/msg chanserv opme #clan_xyz 0pspl34se
Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2007 - By: PennStater
Invite Me
If your channel is set to invite-only and you can't get in, you can use the inviteme command to have ChanServ invite you in. This command only works for people on the channel's auto-op or auto-voice lists.

The syntax for INVITEME is /msg chanserv inviteme #channel

Example: You’re the chanleader for #clan_xyz, and you need to get invited into your own channel because you’re late for practice.

You would type in:

/msg chanserv inviteme #clan_xyz
Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2007 - By: PennStater
Lock Channel
If you absolutely cannot gain control of your channel, the lockchan command can be used to deop everyone in your channel and prevent anyone else from gaining ops.

This command is only to be used if you absolutely cannot get control of your channel… it takes an ETG admin to unlock your channel after you use this command!


The syntax for LOCKCHAN is /msg chanserv lockchan #channel adminpass

Example: Your channel is #clan_xyz and your admin password is k1ckazz. You would type in:

/msg chanserv lockchan #clan_xyz k1ckazz
Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2007 - By: PennStater
Reset Modes
If your channel’s been taken over, and you can’t get back in… this is a good place to start.
Resetmodes lets you reset your channel back to the default modes that you have locked in for your channel (see set enforcemodeson and enforcemodesoff below).

The syntax for RESETMODES is /msg chanserv resetmodes #channel adminpass

Example: You’re the chanleader for #clan_xyz, and your adminpass is k1ckazz ... you would type:

/msg chanserv resetmodes #clan_xyz k1ckazz
Last Updated: Aug 11th, 2007 - By: PennStater
Unban Me
If you have been banned from your own channel or any channel where you are an auto-op,
you can have ChanServ unban you with the unbanme command.

The syntax for UNBANME is /msg chanserv unbanme #channel

Example: You’re an administrator or auto-op for #clan_xyz, and someone came in and banned you. You need to get back in the channel.

You would type in:

/msg chanserv unbanme #clan_xyz
Last Updated: Oct 11th, 2008 - By: PennStater
Unban All
You’re back in your channel, but the rest of your clan is banned. This is a problem. Here’s the solution. The unbanall command lets you completely clear your banlist from inside or outside the channel. This should only be used in EMERGENCIES, because it also removes bans you may have set and still want to leave in place.

Syntax for UNBANALL is /msg chanserv unbanall #channel adminpass
or !unbanall in the channel

Example: You’re the chanleader for #clan_xyz, and your adminpass is k1ckazz". You need to clear out the banlist because of a takeover attempt.

You would type in:

/msg chanserv unbanall #clan_xyz k1ckazz -or- !unbanall
Last Updated: Oct 11th, 2008 - By: PennStater
Set Description
If you want people to know something about your channel before they join, this is a good place to put it.
Keep whatever you put here short, though, as this is something that shows up when someone does an INFO on your channel.
Remember that what you put here is visible to ANYONE doing an INFO on your channel!
You can tell what game/mod your clan plays, who the channel belongs to, or just give your FULL clan name (rather than just your tag).

Syntax for SET is /msg chanserv SET DESC #CHAN ADMINPASS WHATEVERYOUWANTOSAYHERE

Example: You’re the chanleader for #clan_xyz, and you want to make sure everyone knows what your clan is about.

Your Admin Password is "k1ckazz"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET DESC #clan_xyz k1ckazz Home of Clan XYZ! 
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
Set Website
If you want people to know where your website is in case they want to check out your clan, this is a good place to put it.
Remember that what you put here is visible to ANYONE doing an INFO on your channel!

Syntax for SET is /msg chanserv SET WEBSITE #CHAN ADMINPASS http://www.website.com

Example: You’re the chanleader for #clan_xyz, and you want to make sure everyone knows where your website is.

Your Admin Password is "k1ckazz"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET WEBSITE #clan_xyz k1ckazz Visit us on the Web at www.clanxyz.com 
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
Set Contact
If you want people to know who to get in touch with about questions or problems, matches or whatever, put it here. This is also the email address that EnterTheGame sends lost/forgotten passwords to.
Remember that what you put here is visible to ANYONE doing an INFO on your channel!

Syntax for SET is /msg chanserv SET CONTACT #CHAN ADMINPASS WHATEVERYOUWANTTOSAYHERE

Example: You’re the chanleader for #clan_xyz, and you want to make sure everyone knows who to contact if they want to join.

Your Admin Password is "k1ckazz"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET CONTACT #clan_xyz k1ckazz captain@clanxyz.com 

NOTE: Make sure that you only type the email address WITHOUT anything extra to make it look fancy (including colours, underlining, bold, extended ASCII characters instead of regular letters, etc). This will make it a lot easier for you to retrieve your lost/forgotten adminpass.
Last Updated: May 13th, 2005 - By: Geom
Set Members
You want people to know who your members are, in case of any questions as to whether or not someone belongs in your channel.
Remember that what you put here is visible to ANYONE doing an INFO on your channel!

Syntax for SET is /msg chanserv SET MEMBERS #CHAN ADMINPASS MEMBERSNAMESHERE

Example: You’re the chanleader for #clan_xyz, and you want to make sure everyone knows who belongs here!

Your Admin Password is "k1ckazz"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET MEMBERS #clan_xyz k1ckazz Sharpshooter, Candyman, LameBoy, JoshuaTree 
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
Set Channel Password
You want people to be able to get ops in your channel… but ONLY the people that belong there!

Syntax for SET is /msg chanserv SET CHANPASS #CHAN ADMINPASS NEWCHANPASSHERE

Example: You’re the chanleader for #clan_xyz, and you want to institute a password system to stop people from taking over your channel.

Your Admin Password is "k1ckazz"
You want the Channel Password to be "opmeudork"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET CHANPASS #clan_xyz k1ckazz opmeudork 

 NOTE: The CHANPASS is NOT a password to enter the channel! 
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
Set Services Password
Nobody else in your clan knows enough about IRC to trust them as backup admin, but you’re not there all the time.
By setting a services password, the ETG admins can help take care of your channel when you’re not there.
Remember to send out this password to your clan members via email or ICQ/AIM/MSN/etc.

Syntax for SET is /msg chanserv SET SERVICESPASS #CHAN ADMINPASS SERVICESPASSHERE

Example: You’re the chanleader for #clan_xyz, and you want to enable the services password.
Your Admin Password is "k1ckazz"
You want the Services Password to be "helpmeplease".
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET SERVICESPASS #clan_xyz k1ckazz helpmeplease 
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
Set Prevent Modes
You want to place a keyword on your private channel, but chanserv keeps removing it.
Turning off PREVENTMODES on a channel allows you to set keyword/invite/limit... but so can others if your channel is taken over.

Syntax for SET is /msg chanserv SET PREVENTMODES #CHAN ADMINPASS [ ON, OFF ]

Example: You’re the chanleader for #xyz.priv, and you want to set a keyword on #xyz.priv (your clan’s private channel).

Your Admin Password is "k1ckazz"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET PREVENTMODES #xyz.priv k1ckazz OFF 

Now set keyword, invite, or limit as normal.
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
Set Prevent Ops
If you want to prevent some lamer from giving out ops to other people besides the ones you want, you can turn PREVENTOPS on to make it so that only ChanServ ops people. This can help minimize takeovers, so you can DELOP any people that might.
By default, PREVENTOPS is turned OFF in channels.

Syntax for PREVENTOPS is /msg chanserv SET PREVENTOPS #Chan Adminpass [ ON, OFF ]

Example: People are handing ops out left and right and takeovers are starting. You want to make it so that only the people you want opped get opped.

Your Admin Password is "k1ckazz"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET PREVENTOPS #clan_xyz k1ckazz ON 
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
Set Prevent Joins
This command will increase/decrease the +l (limit) of users allowed to join your channel to 5 more than the current user count for your channel. You can choose between it setting the +limit every 2, 5, or 10 minutes.
By default, PREVENTJOINS is turned ON in channels and set to a length of 5 minutes.

Syntax for PREVENTJOINS is /msg chanserv SET PREVENTJOINS #Chan Adminpass ON [ 2, 5, 10 ]

Example: People are join-flooding your channel withs bots and spamming all the time, and you want to stop this.

Your Admin Password is "k1ckazz"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET PREVENTJOINS #clan_xyz k1ckazz 2 
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
Set Locked Topic
This command is in direct response to all of you who’ve asked that we add something to services to lock down at least a portion of your channel’s topic so that it CANNOT be messed with other than by the admin(s) of the channel.
The default setting for LOCKEDTOPIC is OFF (which means that if you want a portion of your topic to be locked down, you have to take action to make it happen).
To leave a section where people are allowed to change the topic use the variable %%NEWTOPIC%%

Syntax for SET LOCKEDTOPIC is /msg chanserv SET LOCKEDTOPIC #CHAN ADMINPASS locked topic here (put %%NEWTOPIC%% where you want to allow people to change the topic)

Example: You’re the chanleader for #clan_xyz, and you want to set the topic so that everyone knows about your match, but no one can delete that part of your topic, but you still want to allow people to edit anything after that match info.

Your Admin Password is "k1ckazz"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET LOCKEDTOPIC #clan_xyz k1ckazz Match Sat vs VD %%NEWTOPIC%% 
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
Set On-Join Message
This command allows for the channel admin to set a message through ChanServ, which would notice a joining person the message.

Syntax for SET ONJOINMSG is /msg chanserv SET ONJOINMSG #CHAN ADMINPASS MESSAGE

Example: Someone joins your channel, and is noticed by ChanServ with whatever you set as the message: -ChanServ- [#clan_xyz On-Join MSG] new onjoin message!

Your Admin Password is "k1ckazz"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET ONJOINMSG #clan_xyz k1ckazz new onjoin message! 

Note: To remove your On-Join Message, use the following command: /msg chanserv set onjoinmsg #channel adminpass none
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
Set On-Op Message
This command allows for the channel admin to set a message through ChanServ, which would notice a person joining the channel, if they are on the auto-op list only.
Syntax for SET ONOPMSG is /msg chanserv SET ONOPMSG #CHAN ADMINPASS MESSAGE

Example: You’re the chanleader for #clan_xyz, and you want to set a message so that the auto ops know what and when is going on:

Your Admin Password is "k1ck"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv SET ONOPMSG #clan_xyz k1ck match on friday, be here an hour early for strategy plans 

Note: To remove your On-Op Message, use the following command: /msg chanserv set onopmsg #channel adminpass none
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
VHost
This command logs you into your clan`s vhost.
See the VHOST Info section of the site for more information on how to get a vhost for your clan.

Example: You`re in the clan xyz, and you want to log into the clan`s vhost.

Your vhost login ID is "xyz"
Your vhost password is "intheclan"
You would type in:

 /msg chanserv VHOST xyz intheclan 

Note: To log into another vhost, simply use the same command with the info for that vhost.
Note: You cannot log out of a vhost without reconnecting to the network.
Last Updated: May 12th, 2005 - By: Geom
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