USER MODE

  • Usage: UMODE <+|-><modes>
    Usage: MODE <nick> <+|-><modes>

    Sets modes on yourself, you can use the UMODE command only for the nickname you are using at the time. Administrators can set modes on users by using MODE with the target nickname. Available user/oper modes:

    a/A - Adminstratorb - Chatopsc - Clientsd - DCC protectione - DCC blockf - Flood notices,
    G - Global noticesg - Globopsh - HelpopsI - Invite blocki - Invisiblej - Java client,
    k - Kill noticesL - Language filterm - Message blockn - Newsflasho - Operatorp - CTCP block,
    q - Quietr - Registereds - Server noticest - Reportsw - WallopsX - Dehash host,
    x - Hash hosty - Whois noticesz - Services Agent
    Exceptions for +m: B - BuddyC - ChannelJ - Java userM - Registered users on channelR - Registered usersW - Watch list

    For more information type /hs umode <mode> Examples:
    /hs umode m /hs umode p

     

    USER MODE a

    • Usage: This mode is automatically set on a user if they have the priviliges configured in their operator configuration.
      a - Services Administrator
      Services Administrator status. You need to have UMODE +o set before you can set yourself +a, and your operator entry has to specify you as a services administrator. This will allow you access to super user status in services. You will be able to getpass and set other services options.

       

       

      USER MODE A

      Usage: This mode is automatically set on a user if they have the priviliges configured in their operator configuration.
      A - Server Administrator
      Server Administrator status.

       

       

      USER MODE b

      Usage: UMODE +|-b
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-b
      b - Chatops
      This mode is used in order to see CHATOPS messages occurring on the server and network. Since globops should be reserved for very important oper-only messages, chatops allow opers to communicate about less important things. If an oper is very busy they might turn chatops off, but they should still have UMODE +g set.
      Exactly how chatops are used will depend on the network, but they can be used simply as a way for opers to chat and have fun or for less important but still network-related oper-communications.
      Privilege: operator
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +b
      /umode +b
      See also: GLOBOPS

       

      USER MODE B

      Usage: UMODE +|-B
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-B
      B - Buddy exception for +m
      This mode is only effective if you have UMODE +m set, it allows all users on your buddy list to message you while you block private messages.
      By using +m and +B, you can make sure only your buddies are allowed to message you.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +B
      /umode +B
      See also: UMODE +W

       

      USER MODE c

      Usage: UMODE +|-c
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-c
      c - Clients
      This will show all clients as they enter and exit the server.
      Privilege: operator
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +c
      /umode +c

       

       

      USER MODE C

      Usage: UMODE +|-C
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-C
      C - Channel exception for +m
      This mode is only effective if you have UMODE +m set, it allows users to message you if they are in a channel with you.
      By using +m and +C, you can make sure only users you see in channels can message you, so spamming or flooding from outside is not possible.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +C
      /umode +C
      See also: UMODE +M

       

      USER MODE d

      Usage: UMODE +|-d
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-d
      d - DCC protection
      The server will block DCC requests of certain file types by default, those include .exe, .dll, .mrc, .scr and similar dangerous types. This is done to prevent the spreading of worms, viruses and trojan horses.
      If you set +d, then those DCC requests are allowed, letting you send and receive such files from users you trust.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +d
      /umode +d
      See also: UMODE +e

       

      USER MODE e

      Usage: UMODE +|-e
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-e
      e - DCC block
      If this mode is set, DCC transfers cannot be sent to your client. This is a good idea for children and computer novices. It is also useful for experts who do not want to be bothered by DCC requests. Since many files can be harmful, it is a good idea to leave this on and only turn it off if you have chosen to receive a file from someone you trust.
      You will still need to accept the file transfer. Do not run any scripts or files that you do not understand. Even harmless looking files might contain a virus. Avoiding all file transfers is the safest course.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +e
      /umode +e
      See also: UMODE +d

       

      USER MODE f

      Usage: UMODE +|-f
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-f
      f - Flood notices
      Will notify you in the event users on your server exceed the flood settings that have been administratively set. If the same user is repeatedly flooding, you might wish to kline or akill that user.
      Privilege: operator
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +f
      /umode +f

       

       

      USER MODE g

      Usage: UMODE +|-g
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-g
      g - Globops
      Shows globops. Opers should generally be +g in order to see urgent or important globops messages. See the GLOBOPS command for information on how to send globops.
      Privilege: operator
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +g
      /umode +g
      See also: CHATOPS and LOCOPS

       

      USER MODE G

      Usage: UMODE +|-G
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-G
      G - Global notices
      Shows all GNOTICE messages and other global notices from the server. Opers should generally be +G so that they will not miss any important information sent by the server, services or other operators.
      Privilege: operator
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +G
      /umode +G
      See also: GNOTICE

       

      USER MODE h

      Usage: UMODE +|-h
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-h
      h - Helpops
      Identifies you to others as a "helper". If this mode is set, your WHOIS HTML display will show a message stating that you are "helpful". Also, if a user requests help on a specific subject, you will receive a 'helpop' message informing you of what subject he is looking for help on.
      Any messages for helpserv that does not give a help file will be sent to the helpops so that they can assist.
      Privilege: help operator
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +h
      /umode +h

       

       

      USER MODE i

      Usage: UMODE +|-i
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-i
      i - Invisible
      Makes a user invisible, you will not be able to see what channels this user has joined unless you are in that channel with the user. Most people set themselves +i to avoid being randomly spammed or followed into channels.
      The mode also hides your idle and connect times from other users, which otherwise would be shown in the WHOIS info.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +i
      /umode +i

       

       

      USER MODE I

      Usage: UMODE +|-I
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-I
      I - Invite block
      Blocks all invitations issued with INVITE
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +I
      /umode +I

       

       

      USER MODE j

      Usage: This mode is automatically set on a user if they have the priviliges configured in their operator configuration.
      j - Java client
      See CMODE +j for one way to treat java users specially in a channel.

       

       

      USER MODE J

      Usage: UMODE +|-J
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-J
      J - Java user exception for +m
      This mode is only effective if you have UMODE +m set, it allows all java users to bypass the message block.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +J
      /umode +J

       

       

      USER MODE k

      Usage: UMODE +|-k
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-k
      k - Kill notices
      Will show you all the kill messages occurring on your server and the network. On a big network this will often be more information than you want to deal with, although you could set up a bot to log it in case you wanted to be able to check for any problems later. On smaller networks this can sometimes help give you a better feel for what is going on.
      Privilege: operator
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +k
      /umode +k
      See also: KILL

       

      USER MODE L

      Usage: UMODE +|-L
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-L
      L - Language filter
      If filtering is set on for the server then messages to this user will be censored. This mode says the user has sensitive ears when someone performs a WHOIS on them.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +L
      /umode +L

       

       

      USER MODE m

      Usage: UMODE +|-m
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-m
      m - Message block
      This will protect you from getting direct messages from other users. This is useful if you are away and do not want people trying to communicate with you or if you do not want to be bothered outside of channels. It also is a good mode to set for children.
      While it is best to either supervise a child or educate them thoroughly and only allow them to chat unsupervised when their guardians feel they are ready, removing private messages provides some additional protection. Then if they remain in well-supervised channels the operators may make sure that the conversation is acceptable.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +m
      /umode +m
      You can define a number of exceptions for this block, see: UMODE +BUMODE +CUMODE +JUMODE +MUMODE +RUMODE +W

       

      USER MODE M

      Usage: UMODE +|-M
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-M
      M - Registered users on channel exception for +m
      This mode is only effective if you have UMODE +m set, it allows users to message you if they have a registered nickname and are in a channel with you.
      By using +m and +M, you can make sure only registered users you can see in a channel are allowed to message you.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +M
      /umode +M
      See also: UMODE +R and UMODE +C
      Note: The difference between +mM and +mCR is, that +M only allows users that are registered AND in the channel, while +CR allows users that are registered OR in a channel with you.

       

      USER MODE n

      Usage: UMODE +|-n
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-n
      n - Newsflash
      This will allow the users to receive newsflash messages. Some people enjoy getting information about world events while chatting, others find it annoying or distracting. If you like receiving news, then you can set yourself +n.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +n
      /umode +n

       

       

      USER MODE o

      Usage: This mode is automatically set on a user if they have the priviliges configured in their operator configuration.
      o - Operator
      The server will set this mode for you after you identify yourself as an operator. This is the mode that tells people you are a network operator and gives you the basic oper powers.

       

       

      USER MODE p

      Usage: UMODE +|-p
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-p
      p - CTCP block
      This will prohibit others from sending you CTCP requests. You will see CTCPs that are sent to channels that you are in, but you won't reply to them. This mode is useful to prevent CTCP flooding or just annoying CTCPs. CTCPs are used to measure lag or gather information about someone, such as what client they are using. Operators can bypass this mode.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +p
      /umode +p

       

       

      USER MODE q

      Usage: UMODE +|-q
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-q
      q - Quiet
      This mode will disable a users ability to talk on the server at all. Once set it can't be unset. Normally this is used in an event client class where you set the initial mode to +q so that the user can't speak on the server.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +q
      /umode +q

       

       

      USER MODE r

      Usage: This mode is automatically set on a user if they have the priviliges configured in their operator configuration.
      r - Registered
      User is using a registered nickname and has identified for the nick. This is only meant to be informative, users cannot set themselves + or - r.

       

       

      USER MODE R

      Usage: UMODE +|-R
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-R
      R - Registered users exception for +m
      This mode is only effective if you have UMODE +m set, it allows all users with registered nickname to bypass the message block.
      This is useful if you only want to block unregistered users, which also greatly reduces the possibility of receiving spam or being flooded.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +R
      /umode +R
      See also: UMODE +M

       

      USER MODE s

      Usage: UMODE +|-s
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-s
      s - Server notices
      Allows you to see messages that the server sends. This is usually kill messages. It isn't very useful for the average user, but it is an option for the curious. This mode is automatically set on Operators.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +s
      /umode +s

       

       

      USER MODE t

      Usage: UMODE +|-t
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-t
      t - Reports
      This mode will show you a report of what is done on the server, such as, STATS commands or ADMIN. Every time someone issues certain commands, you will be notified. If you want to watch who is curious about the network you can set yourself +t. Sometimes when users are trying various odd commands they are trying to learn something because they do not know the correct commands.
      Privilege: operator
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +t
      /umode +t

       

       

      USER MODE w

      Usage: UMODE +|-w
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-w
      w - Wallops
      Messages sent by opers to users will be visible. This is usually a good mode to have set on. Opers will sometimes send information that is helpful but not urgent through wallops. For example, if the network were in the process of rerouting some servers, causing some quick splits, there might be a wallop about it.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +w
      /umode +w

       

       

      USER MODE W

      Usage: UMODE +|-W
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-W
      W - Watch list exception for +m
      This mode is only effective if you have UMODE +m set, it allows users to message you if you have them on your WATCH list.
      By using +m and +W, you can declare which users may message you, just by adding the nicks to your WATCH list. This can be useful if you are busy or just want to talk to a very few, possibly only one user at some point.
      Privilege: user
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +W
      /umode +W
      See also: UMODE +B

       

      USER MODE x

      Usage: UMODE +|-x
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-x
      x - Hash host
      IP masking of the hostmask which helps to prevent denial of service attacks. In the formation of =numbersletters or numbersletter=. You can still ban specific users by their full address, just ban the munged version that you can see in their whois, and they will be unable to join.
      Privilege: operator
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +x
      /umode +x

       

       

      USER MODE X

      Usage: UMODE +|-X
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-X
      X - Dehash host
      The +X mode will break the +x mode except on channel information or +x for network operators.
      Privilege: operator
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +X
      /umode +X

       

       

      USER MODE y

      Usage: UMODE +|-y
      Usage: MODE <nick> +|-y
      y - Whois notices
      This will show you who performs a WHOIS on you. Since most users do not realize anyone can see when they are being whoised, they may be surprised if you mention it to them. Also you should not take offense at being whoised unless someone is repeatedly whoising you as an attempt to flood you. There are numerous reasons to whois someone, such as to check their idle time.
      But people who are whoising opers often desire help, and you can offer it to them or wait for them to message you.
      Privilege: operator
      Examples:
      /mode jimmers +y
      /umode +y

       

       

      USER MODE z

      Usage: This mode is automatically set on a user if they have the priviliges configured in their operator configuration.
      z - Services Agent
      This is set on a services agent and will show in the WHOIS information.