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This page provides guidance for channel owners and operators on how to deal with spam and abuse. If you are interested in general guidance on what moderation to expect and is expected from you, please refer to our Code of Conduct.

Banning users

Typically a /kick usernick will be sufficient to send a message to disruptive users, but they are free to join again.

A /ban usernick will permanently ban a user from a specific channel based on their IP address (IP addresses are not visible to non-admins, but are tracked internally based on an obfuscated user ID). Please note that sometimes IP addresses are shared or the spammers use tor exit nodes, so banning on IP might cause collateral damage to other legitimate users.

Channel modes

Work/mode #channelname +M will make a channel moderated for non-registered users, meaning anyone that isn't logged in progressvia SASL is muted by default and needs to request permission to speak. This can be temporarily done via /mode #channelname +v usernick

/mode #channelname +m will achive the same, but for all users, including those registered. Registered users can be given permanent permission to speak ("voice") via /amode #channelname +v usernick


User modes

work in progress

Network wide options

Network administrators also have some options to deal with network-wide spam and abuse. Please get in contact with us if you think this is an required response.

/uban add IP will permanently ban an IP from the network.