The "messageflood" Module

Description

This module adds channel mode f (flood) which helps protect against spammers which mass-message channels.

Configuration

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

<module name="messageflood">

<messageflood>

The <messageflood> tag defines settings about how the messageflood module should behave. This tag can only be defined once.

Name Type Default Value Description
notice Decimal 1.0 New in v3.2.0! The number of lines that a single NOTICE message is equivalent to.
privmsg Decimal 1.0 New in v3.2.0! The number of lines that a single PRIVMSG message is equivalent to.
tagmsg Decimal 0.2 New in v3.2.0! The number of lines that a single NOTICE message is equivalent to. This should be lower than the other commands to avoid users being kicked by automated client features such as typing notifications.
Example Usage
<messageflood notice="1.0"
              privmsg="1.0"
              tagmsg="0.2">

Channel Modes

Name Character Type Parameter Syntax Usable By Description
flood f Parameter (*)<lines>:<seconds> Channel operators Kicks users who send more than <lines> messages in the last <seconds> seconds. If prefixed with * then offending users are also banned.

Example Usage

Prevents more than four messages in the last two seconds:

/MODE #channel +f 4:2

Exemptions

Name Description
flood Allows exempted users to send messages at a higher rate than channel mode f (flood) allows.