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The "nickflood" Module

Description

This module adds channel mode F (nickflood) which helps protect against spammers which mass-change nicknames.

Configuration

To load this module use the following <module> tag:

<module name="m_nickflood.so">

This module requires no other configuration.

Channel Modes

Name Character Type Parameter Syntax Description
nickflood F Parameter <changes>:<seconds> Prevents more than <changes> nickname changes in the last <seconds> seconds.

Example Usage

Prevents more than three nickname changes in the last five seconds:

/MODE #channel +F 3:5

Exemptions

Name Description
flood Allows exempted users to change nicknames at a higher rate than channel mode F (nickflood) allows.