How-To use the Network

The SpotChat IRC network is a very diverse place, with lots of people to meet and talk with! But in order to get the most out of SpotChat, here are some tips and tricks you can use to more effectively spend time on the Network.


  • bots are allowed if they cause no harm to other users on this Network or annoy them in any way.
  • bots disturbing the normal flow of this Network are not allowed.
  • bots are to be marked with the usermode +B

/MODE nick +B

  • 3 connections per IP are allowed on this IRC Network. Exceptions can be arranged in consultation with the operators.
  • NOT allowed are: warez, XDCC, dissemination of pornographic content, overexposure of violence, trolling and flooding/spamming.

The operators of this Network reserve the right to block Channels or users who breach these rules and to change the above rules without prior notice. Anyone who operates computer sabotage against us make themselves liable to prosecution under Section 303b of the German Criminal Code and we will press charges against them.


Services is a collection of things like ChanServ, NickServ, and others that help the users and IRCops of IRC Networks to better their IRC experience. Descriptions of the various services are below. NOTE: Each of these commands must be typed into your client. It also must have /MSG in front of it, or an alias command (shown below).

This is a description taken right from the makers of SpotChat's Services:

ChanServ gives normal users the ability to maintain control of a channel, without the need of a bot. Channel takeovers are virtually impossible when a channel is registered with ChanServ. Registration is a quick and painless process. Once registered, the founder can maintain complete and total control over the channel.

ChanServ commands

Register a channel: /MSG ChanServ REGISTER #channel

Kick a user from the channel: /MSG ChanServ KICK #channel nick

Ban a user from a channel: /MSG ChanServ BAN #channel nick

See help for ChanServ access flags: /MSG ChanServ HELP flags

This is a description taken right from the makers of SpotChat's Services:

NickServ allows users to 'register' a nickname, and stop others from using that nick. NickServ allows the owner of a nickname to disconnect a user from the network that is using their nickname.

NickServ commands

Register a nick: /MSG NickServ REGISTER password email

Identify to NickServ: /MSG NickServ IDENTIFY nick password

How to 'ghost' someone that is using your nick: /MSG NickServ GHOST nick password

Look up registration information: /MSG NickServ INFO nick

HostServ allows users to request a vHost (Virtual Hostname) that hides their real one.

NOTE: SpotChat automatically hides your real host, but HostServ allows you to customize it.

HostServ commands

Request a vHost: /MSG HostServ REQUEST vhost_you_want

Deactivate assigned vHost: /MSG HostServ OFF

Activate assigned vHost: /MSG HostServ ON

MemoServ allows users to send memos to other registered users.

MemoServ commands

List the memo's you have: /MSG MemoServ list

Read a memo: /MSG MemoServ READ memo_number

Delete a memo:
/MSG MemoServ DELETE ALL|OLD|Memo_number
/MSG MemoServ DEL ALL|OLD|Memo_number

Send a Memo: /MSG MemoServ SEND nick message

BotServ allows people to request a custom services bot for their channel. The bot MUST be made by an IRCop BEFORE you can assign it to your channel. See below on how to list bots already created.

To speak to an IRCop about creating a custom channel bot, Connect to SpotChat and talk with one in #SpotChat

NOTE: You have to be registered with NickServ and have a channel already registered with ChanServ to be able to fully use this service.

BotServ Commands

List available bots for use: /MSG BotServ botlist

Assign a bot to a channel: /MSG BotServ ASSIGN #channel bot_nick

See info about a bot: /MSG BotServ INFO bot_nick

Alias commands

Alias commands are short commands that can do the same things as long commands. They can save a lot of time if you need to do a lot of command typing!


/cs command

/chanserv command


/ns command

/nickserv command


/hs command

/hostserv command


/ms command

/memoserv command


/bs command

/botserv command

Intervening in Channel matters

The IRCops will not interviene in channel matters unless one or more of the following conditions are met:

  • A user is breaking a Network rule
  • We are on the access list (/MSG ChanServ ACCESS #thechannel LIST) and no Channel Op is around.

How do we get on the Channel Access list?

If you are the channel founder, look up the flags you want to give us:


Then, give us the flags you selected (replacing the lower-case "flags" with the flags you want us to have):

/MSG ChanServ FLAGS #thechannel !SpotChat flags

If you are NOT the channel founder, ask that person to add us!