RULES FOR GUESTS:
FLOODING AND OTHER ABUSE
Flooding is usually more of a network problem than a channel problem. However if it occurs in a channel it is taken care of there. Channel management is responsible to the network to ensure that such activities are prevented.
- Flooding is just one sort of "abuse" that a network user may create while on line. Such activities can frequently lead to net splits if unattended to. Floods are not liked because they make an unnecessary sudden use of network resources.
- Excessive nick changes in a short period of time is another good example, particularly if done by a script. Other examples are ping floods (also known as CTCPfloods) where someone will continually ping another user, or everybody in channel. Frequently this is done maliciously, to force a user to be disconnected.
- There is even heavier abuse, often referred to as "Nuking" where a user is the subject of a direct computer to computer attack - this is more correctly referred to as "Denial of Service" or DoS for short. If someone in channel is being attacked in this way, and the attacker can be identified, they will be removed.
- We suggest you talk to network staff if you experience such activities; they are able to place global network bans (known as "g-lines") in such cases. Global bans prevent the person from harassing the entire network. We can only ban people from our channel.
- If you are having a problem like that, speak to one of the ops on-line. You can check out who the ops are from the channel management page on the website. There is a link here to take you to the list of ops.
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last updated on 22nd Februasry 2010