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    Default Why can't I join certain channels?

    Certain channel modes can block people from joining channels. In alphabetical order, they are:

    1. +b - Channel ban.
    Upon trying to join, you will get a message saying that you are banned from the channel. To get unbanned, you can try asking a channel operator to unban you (find one with the /names #channel command). If you are already banned despite having never joined the channel before, the channel operators may have set ISP-wide bans.
    Do NOT evade the ban via vhosts and other methods, for that is a network offense and will lead to a network ban.
    Do NOT ask IRC operators to intercede. We do not mediate channel issues, and channel bans, including ISP-wide bans, are considered a channel issue.

    2. +i - Invite only.
    You will get a message saying that the channel is invite only. A channel operator has to invite you. Again, you can try finding a chanop that is willing to invite you by using the /names command.

    3. +k - Channel key.
    You will get a message saying that you have a bad channel key. This is equivalent to having a password to enter the channel.

    4. +l - Channel user limit.
    You will get a message saying that the channel is at its user limit and therefore cannot allow you to connect immediately. If the channel is not +s, you can /list #channelname to see if anyone has left the channel and freed up a spot for you.

    5. Jupitered channels.
    You will get a message saying that the channel is temporarily unavailable. These channels have been permanently suspended by network services staff due to various abuse by the channel.

    6. +O - Opers only
    You will get a message saying that you can't join the channel because the +O mode is set. Only operators can join these channels.

    7. +R - Registered only
    You will get a message saying that you can't join the channel because it's for registered users only. Read this topic if you don't know how to register your nickname

    8. +S - SSL only
    You will get a message saying that you can't join the channel because you're not connected via SSL.

    Original post by mink.
    Last edited by Gemini; 02-07-2009 at 07:43 AM.

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