New things you can do!

There are four services bots that can be used with ChatSpike:

  • NickServ
  • ChanServ
  • MemoServ
  • LoveServ

No surprises here, right? The concepts behind these three packages are exactly the same as before. NickServ handles nickname management, ChanServ handles channel management, and MemoServ handles memo management.

Commands for these services are typed in the same way as before. If you wanted to look up the main help menu for NickServ, for example, you would type in "/ns help", "/nickserv help", or if you're feeling frisky, "/msg NickServ help".

NickServ changes

Nicknames are linked together using the GROUP command, and the LINK command no longer exists. In order to group a new nickname to your nickname group:

  1. Make sure you've logged into services with either your main nickname or a linked nickname: /ns identify passw0rd
  2. Change your nickname to the new nickname that you want: /nick NewNickname
  3. Type in the group command: /ns group

New commands

  • LISTCHANS – Lists the channels that you have access to.
  • LOGOUT – Type in “/ns logout” if you ever find the need to log out of services.
  • SET – Although we've had a series of set commands before, all of the set commands with the new NickServ are pretty different. Look over the help menu at "/ns help set" to see what's new.

ChanServ changes

Instead of /cs access #channel list, use #cs flags #channel. This will show you the flags list for all userrs in the channel. You can still add for example an auto op user with: "/cs flags #channel nickname aop". Valid flags are:

  +v - Enables use of the voice/devoice commands.
  +V - Enables automatic voice.
  +h - Enables use of the halfop/dehalfop commands.
  +H - Enables automatic halfop.
  +o - Enables use of the op/deop commands.
  +O - Enables automatic op.
  +a - Enables use of the protect/deprotect commands.
  +q - Enables use of the owner/deowner commands.
  +s - Enables use of the set command.
  +i - Enables use of the invite and getkey commands.
  +r - Enables use of the kick, ban, and kickban commands.
  +R - Enables use of the recover and clear commands.
  +f - Enables modification of channel access lists.
  +t - Enables use of the topic and topicappend commands.
  +A - Enables viewing of channel access lists.
  +F - Grants full founder access.
  +b - Enables automatic kickban.
Valid templates (old access levels) are SOP, AOP, VOP and HOP.

MemoServ changes

There hasn't been much that's changed with MemoServ. The biggest difference is that if you want to send a memo to the ops of a channel, you do so through the SENDOPS command (/ns sendops #channel Message you want to send) instead of the SEND command you use to send memos to users.

Also, with MemoServ, there is no SET command. All of MemoServ's SET commands have been distributed among NickServ and ChanServ or no longer exist.

LoveServ changes

LoveServ is undergoing ongoing updates, and as well as other additions, you may now marry people via loveserv! Give it a go, if you have anyone in mind ;-)