Frequently Asked Questions

We at #operhelp often receive the same question multiple times. The following is a list of such questions, along with answers to most of them.

Q: My channel/nickname has been frozen! How do I get it back?

A: The only person who can unfreeze a channel/nickname, is the person who froze it in the first place. In some cases, you will receive a memo from the IRCop who froze it. If you don't, or if you lost the memo, contacting an IRCop to discover who froze it, can help. IRCops CANNOT unfreeze a channel/nickname frozen by another IRCop.

Q: JoeUser is harassing me, what should I do?

A: The best bet would be to ignore them. Typing /ignore <nickname> will keep you from seeing anything by the person with that nickname.

Q: How do I become an IRC Operator?

A: A common answer to this is, "You don't." Becoming an IRC Operator is very difficult, and not an ordinary accomplishment. If you are truely determined to become an IRCop, is a website which will give you more information on how to become one.

Q: I just received a mass invite from JoeUser. How do I take care of him?

A: Most IRC Operators are busy with other problems, and do not have the time to track down each spammer individually. DALnet has a massads team which deals with this. You can email a copy of the spam (including the date and time you received it, along with the spammers hostname ( to

Q: I've been K:Lined!!! I didn't do anything wrong! How do I get unbanned?

A: A lot of the time, when a user has been banned but continues to evade the ban and come back, a larger portion of his ISP will be banned from DALnet. If you find yourself banned, and don't know what to do about it, email Give them the time and date when you found yourself banned, along with the name of your ISP (ie. Please be patient, as a reply from the K:Line Team may not be immediate, and could take days.

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