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The "messageflood" Module (v4)


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


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

<module name="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
extended Boolean No Whether to use the extended mode for actions. This allows punishing users with more than just kicking and kickbanning.
message String Message flood (trigger is %messages% messages in %duration%) The message to use when punishing users that hit the message flood trigger.
notice Decimal 1.0 The number of lines that a single NOTICE message is equivalent to.
privmsg Decimal 1.0 The number of lines that a single PRIVMSG message is equivalent to.
tagmsg Decimal 0.2 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.

The kickmessage field can contain any of the following template variables:

Variable Description
%duration% The seconds from the mode value as a duration.
%messages% The message count from the mode value.
%seconds% The seconds from the mode value.
Example Usage
<messageflood extended="yes"
              message="Message flood (trigger is %lines% messages in %duration%)"

Channel Modes

Name Character Type Parameter Syntax Usable By Description
flood f Parameter [*]<lines>:<seconds>
Channel operators Kicks users who send more than <messages> messages in the last <duration>. 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


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