Bot/Script for Protecting/Managing an IRC Channel?

I have an IRC chan­nel set up on DAL­net (#brethren if you’re inter­est­ed, though it is unlike­ly any­one will be there very often right now, and if I’m there, I’ll prob­a­bly be away, just as I am on oth­er chat pro­to­cols daily).

But before announc­ing this as the offi­cial chat des­ti­na­tion of the var­i­ous community/ministry sites I’m involved with, I want to have a means of pro­tect­ing the chan­nel when oper­a­tors (myself includ­ed) are away. Peo­ple are always wel­come to go and fel­low­ship, and I’m not hap­py with lock­ing it when no one is there.

So, I’m look­ing for a scrip­t/add-on that can be installed on top of anoth­er instance of mIRC which would run con­stant­ly in the chan­nel with oper­a­tor priv­i­leges which is capa­ble of enforc­ing rudi­men­ta­ry rules (i.e., kick/bans on defin­able vul­gar­i­ties), as well as per­haps pro­vid­ing enter­tain­ment to those who are there as well (quiz games, ran­dom quotes, and oth­er fri­v­ol­ties that are a sta­ple of IRC).

Ease of instal­la­tion and cus­tomiza­tion is a pri­or­i­ty. I found this, but I can’t fig­ure out how to get the thing to work, though I will like­ly keep try­ing because I am stubborn.

So, in summary:

I need a script or add-on for mIRC which will stay logged into an IRC chan­nel of my choos­ing to pro­vide secu­ri­ty and pro­tec­tion fea­tures for both the chan­nel and its oper­a­tors, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to pro­fan­i­ty, flood­ing, and so on. Enter­tain­ment fea­tures are also desirable.

I do not want to have to man­u­al­ly “be” the script; I should be able to min­i­mize it to the tray in mIRC and run it with min­i­mal inter­ac­tion with­in the chan­nel itself via my actu­al user using anoth­er instance of mIRC.

Get all that? *phew* What a mouthful!

Hope­ful­ly some­one can rec­om­mend some­thing helpful!

Update: We’re hap­pi­ly using Dream­Bot now. Every­one is wel­come to come check out our chat. You can find very quick instruc­tions at :)

2 thoughts on “Bot/Script for Protecting/Managing an IRC Channel?”

  1. Aye man, you need to check out EggDrop, as it is the old­est (but in no way the least) of the IRC bot pro­grams today. I have nev­er set one up, as when I was run­ning my own IRC, I didn;t have the access on my serv­er to have one run­ning. Soon though, and thiss will be my bot of choice, as it is the most pow­er­ful and effec­tive on the plan­et (and that iss aab­solute­ly no joke). As far as ease of use, it should be fair­ly sim­ple, and because it is as old as it is, the doc­u­men­ta­tion is vvery clear and precise.

  2. I’m uncer­tain whether I can run Eggdrop on my cur­rent host­ing account. I’ll have to poke around and see if that is allowed or not.

    I remem­ber hav­ing a pret­ty decent pro­tec­tion script almost a year ago, but I can’t remem­ber at all where I found it or what it was called.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Use your Gravatar-enabled email address while commenting to automatically enhance your comment with some of Gravatar's open profile data.

Comments must be made in accordance with the comment policy. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam; learn how your comment data is processed.

You may use Markdown to format your comments; additionally, these HTML tags and attributes may be used: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Rick Beckman