On the Chat4All Network it is possible to register your own chat, or channel in IRC terms.
This will allow you to manage your channel under your registered nickname (if you have not yet registered your nick, follow our nickname registration instructions to do so), and manage things such as which users have operator access on your channel and control or otherwise limit what users can access your channel in a more permanent fashion.
All commands you see here have to be typed in your chat window (preferably on the Status window of your IRC-Client. If you don't understand what I am talking about, it is the first window usually, different from the one where you usually chat. Else just type in the commands where you usually type your text messages to the other chatters)
Also make sure you don't forget the slash-character / at the front of the commands!
Furthermore, make sure your nick is registered and that you have channel operator powers (@) before trying to register a channel
Step One: Registering with ChanServ
This first step is very basic. Once you've joined the channel you want to register (you should get opped (@) when you enter) and chosen a password which can be used to identify as the founder of the channel, you can use the following command:
/ChanServ Register #channel YourPasswordHere Description Here
You should replace #channel with the name of the channel you are registering and YourPasswordHere with the chanserv password you've chosen.
(Note: the password is case-sensitive. This means that Password, PASSWORD and passWORD are different passwords..)
The description can be anything you want; usually a short description of what your channel is about. It is shown if someone performs a /chanserv INFO command on your channel.
If all goes well you should see something similar to:
* ChanServ sets mode: +r * ChanServ sets mode: +q YourNickname
in your channel.
Step Two: Identifying for your channel (generally optional)
For the most part, the password you set when registering is not necessary, as when you are identified to your nickname, you will also be identified to your channel and be given +oq (operator + founder/ownership rights) on entry. The password is mostly useful in the event you want someone else to also have "founder" powers as well (they will lack access to, say, the DROP command).
To use the channel password to identify to your channel, do:
/ChanServ IDENTIFY #channel YourPasswordHere
(and of course replace #channel with the name of your channel and YourPasswordHere with the password you used when you registered your channel)
Now that you know how to identify to your channel, you can also set some extra options.
Step Three: Setting the topic and various other options
Firstly, there is discussion on various methods to secure your channel further located at our ChannelSecurity page, which discusses the XOP and Levels systems, channel keys and methods of restricting access.
The topic can be set just with the standard /topic command:
/topic #channel Insert topic here
ChanServ will retain the last set topic automatically by default in the event your channel empties out and will set it back when the first person enters.
A message can be sent to all users joining your channel by setting an entry messsage:
/ChanServ SET #channel ENTRYMSG Type message here
There are more interesting options to be found by using the following command:
/ChanServ HELP SET
These will list all ChanServ options and SET options.