New Freenode IRC Channel Infrastructure SOP

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Fedora uses the freenode IRC network for it's IRC communications. If you want to make a new Fedora Related IRC Channel, please follow the following guidelines.
 
  
== Contact Information ==
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This SOP has moved to the fedora Infrastructure SOP git repo. Please see the current document at: http://infrastructure.fedoraproject.org/infra/docs/freenode-irc-channel.txt
Owner: Fedora Infrastructure Team
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Contact: #fedora-admin
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For changes, questions or comments, please contact anyone in the Fedora Infrastructure team.
  
Location: freenode
 
 
Servers: none
 
 
Purpose: Provides a channel for Fedora contributors to use.
 
 
== Is a new channel needed? ==
 
 
First you should see if one of the existing Fedora channels will meet your needs. Adding a new channel can give you a less noisy place to focus on something, but at the cost of less people being involved. If you topic/area is development related, perhaps the main #fedora-devel channel will meet your needs?
 
 
== Adding new channel ==
 
 
* Make sure the channel is in the #fedora-* namespace. This allows the Fedora Group Coordinater to make changes to it if needed.
 
 
* Found the channel. You do this by /join #channelname, then /msg chanserv register #channelname
 
 
* Setup GUARD mode. This allows ChanServ to be in the channel for easier management: /msg chanserv set #channel GUARD on
 
 
* Add Some other Operators/Managers to the access list. This would allow them to manage the channel if you are asleep or absent.
 
 
/msg chanserv access #channel add NICK manager
 
 
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/msg chanserv access #channel add NICK op
 
 
You may want to consider adding some or all of the folks in #fedora-ops who manage other channels to help you with yours.
 
You can see this list with /msg chanserv access #fedora-ops list
 
 
* Set default modes. /msg chanserv set mlock #channel +Ccnt (The t for topic lock is optional if your channel would like to have people change the topic often).
 
 
* If your channel is of general interest, add it to the main communicate page of IRC Channels, and possibly announce it to your target audience.
 
 
* You may want to request zodbot join your channel if you need it's functions. You can request that in #fedora-admin.
 
 
== Recovering/fixing an existing channel ==
 
 
* If there is an existing channel in the #fedora-* namespace that has a missing founder/operator, please contact the Fedora Group Coordinator: [[User:Spot]] and request it be reassigned. Follow the above procedure on the channel once done so it's setup and has enough operators/managers to not need reassiging again.
 
  
 
[[Category:Infrastructure SOPs]]
 
[[Category:Infrastructure SOPs]]

Latest revision as of 18:38, 19 December 2011

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This SOP has moved to the fedora Infrastructure SOP git repo. Please see the current document at: http://infrastructure.fedoraproject.org/infra/docs/freenode-irc-channel.txt

For changes, questions or comments, please contact anyone in the Fedora Infrastructure team.