Access List Guide


ADDING USERS TO THE ACCESS LIST:

SOPS and certain AOPS can add to or modify the access list. AOPS that are able to do this will be notified. If you’re interested in participating, let me (JayJay) know 🙂

This may be used independently to assign VOPS or auto-voice and HOPS or half-ops. Assigning AOPS needs to be presented to the channel owner/SOPS.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS AND MENTORSHIP OF THE USER YOU GRANTED HOPS TO! All new HOPS/AOPS are under probation and should be aware that their position is not guaranteed.

You need to familiarize yourself with the rules posted on the website if you intend to appoint HOPS and help them refer to and balance our rules with the extent to which they are enforced in general by existing ops. Awareness, discretion and balance.

We would like to build up our ops base and recognize regulars that participate to work towards a better and more enjoyable #GaySA.

#GAYSA ACCESS LIST SYSTEM:

#GaySA uses a more advanced system for designating ranks and access levels (instead of using a universal VOPS/HOPS/AOPS/etc. list). Instead a numerical system is used a.k.a levels.

VOPS = Level 2
HOPS = Level 3, 4 or 5
AOPS = Level 6 or 7
SOPS = Level 8 or 9

The greater the level, the higher the official rank and the more operator powers (if there are) are available. The rule of thumb is to use the lowest level for the associated rank, i.e. HOPS level 3 and AOPS level 6.

Proven/settled/experienced HOPS can be promoted to level 5. Level 3 is very restricted and primarily a means of getting new HOPS accustomed to wearing the status publically. You can provide some basic mentorship while the novelty of ‘power’ wears off that newbies tend to over-do initially. Use level 4 when you feel they are ready to test the waters using kicks and bans – like training wheels.

Encourage regulars to register their nicknames so we can rebuild our VOPS list of community members and establish a solid base for #GaySA’s loyal members. Establishing our community is vital for rebuilding our better qualities and ensuring #GaySA survives and thrives.

ACCESS LEVEL COMMANDS:

To assign a new access level: (Use also to change/modify a user’s level if they’re already on the list)

/msg chanserv access #gaysa add nickname LevelNumberHere
E.g. /msg chanserv access #gaysa add Raven 4 (Granting Raven level 4 HOPS)

To delete a user from the access list (use only if you accidentally added the wrong nick and the nick had no previous access levels at all)

/msg chanserv access #gaysa del nickname

YOU MAY NOT DELETE OR DOWNGRADE A USER IF YOU DID NOT ASSIGN THEIR ACCESS!
USERS ALREADY ON THE ACCESS LIST THAT YOU UPGRADED (BUT DID NOT ORIGINALLY ADD) MAY NOT BE DOWNGRADED TO A LOWER LEVEL THAN PREVIOUSLY HELD BEFORE YOU PROMOTED THEM.

To view the access list (restricted to certain users only):

/msg chanserv access #gaysa view

To view a particular nickname’s current access level:

/msg chanserv access #gaysa view nickname

To view a detailed channel access list that includes the creator and date:

/msg chanserv access #gaysa list

And to view a particular nickname’s current access level in the same detail:

/msg chanserv access #gaysa list nickname

BEFORE YOU GRANT A PROMOTION:

Make sure to inform and the intended user and receive their approval. Not all users want to be on an access list or on a certain level, and users must know who added them should they change their minds later on.

Being on the access list does reduce the frequency of being ‘cruised’ by horny guys in private – and the higher your rank, the lower the chances of being cruised.

Regular chatters that want to benefit in this way but do not want to be actual ops (HOPS) can be offered the possible option of being labelled as HOPS but without any actual HOPS powers nor responsibilities whatsoever. If there is interest in this, we can implement such a setup.