The rules of this network are simple. Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, discuss these things and there won’t be anything to worry about. IRCops are committed to plural polity. However, we reserve the right to disband any channel we please. If you are new to our network and set up a channel an IRCop may get in touch with you or stop by your channel from time to time. We ask that channel owners be of the same mind and rule their channels accordingly.

Profanity, Warez, Botnets, etc..

Warez, botnets, etc. will not be tolerated on our network.

Profanity: We provide channel operators with the tools necessary to prevent profanity. Set your channel to /mode +G to automatically censor bad words. We frown on profanity in #refchat, although we don’t set it +G. Every channel may set its own rules – #prosapologian, #apologetics, and #choosinghats in particular have their own rules posted.

Ban Evasion

Do not spam the network, and respect the channel owners and network operator’s wishes relating to their channel or the network.


If you have been banned from a particular channel or our network do not attempt to reconnect or rejoin using another ISP or proxy. Ban evasion is taken seriously and could result in us contacting your ISP to report the abuse.

Name Squatting

While NickServ and ChanServ are designed to protect nicks and channels, they do not always protect variations of such. Using a variation of a nick or channel that will cause confusion concerning the identity of another user or channel will not be tolerated and may result in a gline if done consistently or with malicious intent.

Our Covenant to You

We will do the best we can to stop IRCops from abusing their power. IRCops are not to drop users from the network for fun and games. Glines are not to be used flippantly. If a channel operator simply fails to use the available commands to rule his channel an IRCop should not step in except to provide instruction. Glines should be reserved for those who break network policy.