I do have a hatred for bots, however ...
since there is a bot in the channel already ...
set chanel to invite only (+i).
Then set bot to invite anyone who pm's the bot "invite", or something to
That way, no channel password [which is annoyly painful], and it should
solve most woes about password/openness/closeness of channel etc.
[Can add /msg BOT invite #channel,join #channel] easily to most irc clients.
That is of course presuming bot is somewhat reliable.
Longer solution, would be have a basic service running on irc.linux.ie,
which allows user registration & will send invite to channel on auth'ing
[with a set autoinvite command], or something to those effects.
take look at irc.netgamers.org (www.netgamers.org) for example of the
There are few other ways also you could limit this crap in the channel,
a simple +P or +S [secret or private, doesn't appear i n channel lists]
-- which is probably least evasive [and I know this will generate
arguements in relation to users who connect to the network should be
able to see the channel -- but if your even considering using a
password, it voids that arguement anyway].
Sean O Sullivan
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