This FAQ consists of answers to several frequently asked questions on the IRC newsgroups and the BBSnet IRC Network help channels. Please email questions to help@firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.1 - How can I become an IRCop?
First off, don't *ask* to be one. Admins tend not to pick folks as it is often a sign to be taken as begging. This is highly frowned upon as Admins prefer to choose someone who is around often, makes themselves known through helping rather than pestering. A willingness to help is a definite must. IRCops spend a lot of their time helping users. Admins will not choose:
1) Folks who appear to want the IRCop privileges for the /kill command 2) Folks who think the IRCop priviledges is a sign of power 3) Folks who just think being an IRCop is "cyewl" 4) Folks who are not around much 5) Folks who make a nuisance of themselves.
By following proper etiquette - kindness, helpfulness, and respect, you raise your chances of being noticed tremendously. When an Admin feels you are ready, they will approach you - not the other way around.
4.2 - Can I run my bot on BBSnet?
Some servers do allow bots to be run. Some do not. ALL servers require that you register your bot before hand. To check you can type:
server.* would be the beginning of the server you are on - or simply visit The BBSnet Servers Listing and view the servers to see if they allow bots.
4.3 - How do I link my server to BBSnet?
To link a server to BBSnet you must agree to the rules and regulations.
Once you have completely reading these documents, fill out the quick Server Application and you will get a response within 48 hours.