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channel takeover

channel takeover
After a netsplit, sometimes you will be the only person in a particular channel, and if you leave the channel and rejoin, you'll be an operator. When the net joins up again, you can try to kick and ban everyone else, and now you "own" the channel. Unfortunately for you, if the channel has been properly registered with ChanServ, the real channel operators will quickly end your reign of terror! On networks such as EFnet, there is no recourse if you lose a channel in this way, so a number of bots have "IRC Warrior" features to prevent takeovers. These features are not needed on SorceryNet, and you should disable them.

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