Adding and removing room operators
An operator, also known as an op moderates a chat room. Operators have the ability to kick and ban unwelcome guests. Operators have their nicknames prefixed with an @ in the user list.
An user's access can be either permanent or temporary. Users with permanent access have their room privileges restored whenever they log in; users with temporary access lose their privileges when they leave the room.
Temporary operatorsThe opguard security system prevents users who are not permanent ops from being given operator privileges. In order to add temporary operators, the room owner must disable opguard by visiting the opguard settings page. Currently, opguard is turned on by default.
Only existing operators can give others temporary operator status. If you are an operator (or the room owner) and do not have an @ before your name in the user list, use the Op Me option in the Commands menu.
The easiest way to give temporary operator status is with the op panel. To open the op panel, choose Channel Op Panel from the Commands menu.
Once in the panel, click on the user's nickname in the list. Then, press the Op a User button. Similarly, to remove a user's temporary status, select the user and click Deop a user.
Permanent operatorsThere are two types of permanent operators: automatic operators and super operators. Automatic operators (AOPs) are given operator privileges whenever they log in. Super operators (SOPs) are given operator privileges whenever they log in and have the ability to delegate their privileges. SOPs can add and remove AOPs; they are essentially room managers. (They can also add and remove voice operators and automatic kicks, but those are outside the scope of this document.) The room creator, also known as the founder, has an access level above both AOP and SOP.
In order to be given permanent operator status, a user must have a registered nickname. To register a nickname, visit the nickname registration page.
There are two methods of adding Operators. The first one is generally easier.
Using the ChanServ Panel
Command summary for editing permanent operators
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