ChanFix FAQ

  1. What is ChanFix?
  2. How does ChanFix work?
  3. What is that score?
  4. My channel was taken!
  5. Still have questions?
  1. What is ChanFix?

    ChanFix (C on Undernet) is an automated service to reop opless unregistered channels. Note that it works automatically, you don't need to apply for it.

  2. How does ChanFix work?

    All a channel needs to qualify for ChanFix is:

    • Not registered with X
    • At least 1 op with a registered X username
    • At least 4 users

    The ops need to be LOGGED IN to X in order to get a score. ChanFix wont consider channels with less than 4 persons in it. If you have got at least 4 persons in the channel ChanFix will start to collect data and calculates a score for each op. That score is assigned to the channel and the op's USERname. If there is not enough data collected, ChanFix will NOT change modes. As soon as there is enough information collected, ChanFix will detect if the channel becomes opless. ChanFix checks the channel if there are Users present who score high enough to be opped. If yes, ChanFix will op those users. It may take up to 60 minutes for ChanFix to set modes.

  3. What is that score?

    If you're logged in to X and opped in a channel that qualifies for ChanFix, you'll automatically accumulate a score for that channel: For every 5 minutes you're opped you score 1 point. You'll need at least 162 points (13.5 hours of being opped) to be considered to be reopped in case of an opless channel. You don't need to be opped for one long shot, but over a period of 14 days, which is the period ChanFix is keeping in its database. Because ChanFix only records the last 14 days the max score you may get is 4032. If there needs some reopping to be done ChanFix will reop the ops with highest scores first. If there are 5 rightful ops in that channel, ChanFix will stop reopping. Note that you can NOT know the score you got for a certain channel.

  4. My channel was taken!

    If your channel got taken and there are unrightful ops in it or you can't join it any longer, you'll need to find an IRC Operator to issue a manual fix. This works in 2 stages:

    1. ChanFix will reset all channelmodes and waits for a while to allow the rightful ops to rejoin their channel.
    2. After the break ChanFix will give ops to the Users with highest scores for that channel.
  5. Still have questions?

    If you've got any questions left, feel free to drop by in #Help. If you're interested in in-depth technical information you'll find the ChanFix project page here: http://chanfix.info/