Online IRC Support (Rules)

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This page describes the IRC rules for #unreal-support on

Most important:

  1. The channel language is English
  2. Always make sure you invested some time yourself in solving your problem. This means checking the following:
  3. What we support is UnrealIRCd, nothing else. We do not help with services or any other non-UnrealIRCd products. We will not help with your operating system, services, stats, BOPM, firewall, or router! If you need help with your OS, you should not be trying to run an IRCd. This includes OperServ RAW and SVS* commands: If a command starts with SVS and you do not know what it does or how to use it, that command is not for you - so don't use it!
  4. DO NOT JUST ASK IF YOU CAN GET HELP, instead, Say: “I need help, <the question here>“. We will take this as a sign that you read these rules.
  5. No pasting! If you need to paste something (more than 1 line), then use
  6. Please understand that the people who (might) help you in #unreal-support are volunteers. There is no obligation to help you, and we may not be available all the time. DO NOT HIGHLIGHT ALL THE OPS, it is sure to get you banned. Getting help is a privilege, NOT a right. Do not demand support!
  7. Do NOT message people without asking for permission first.

Other rules:

  1. Tampering with the IRCd source (changing version string, colored nicks, anything..) makes the software not our responsibility, hence we reserve the right to deny you support.
  2. Don't join other channels on the network in order to get help. It's not going to get you anything but a kick/ban. For support use #unreal-support only!
  3. We only support the latest UnrealIRCd versions.
  4. Use common sense… don't flood, don't spam, no excessive ?? or !!. Show respect towards those helping you.
  5. We do not support or help with spying on users (m_spy, +I, m_monitor, etc). Discussing such things WILL get you banned!
  6. Do not paste your whole conf and expect us to find and fix the errors for you. Unreal tells you exactly where in the conf the errors are. We are here to help you fix the errors, not to fix the errors for you.
  7. #Unreal-Support is not for non-Unreal chat. Please go to a different channel for that (such as #Chat).
  8. Feel free to stick around to help other people! #Unreal-Support is not for telling people to 'RTFM' or to 'Google it'. We are here to help, and not to give people a hard time.

If you would like to be a supporter for UnrealIRCd, we promote people who are active on the channel and show a good ability to help with UnrealIRCd, network problems, and minor OS problems involved with running UnrealIRCd.