MindForge is an IRC network, providing facilities to open source and free software project communities. Our desire is to create a nice place for users to chat and to create a big community for sharing and exchanging ideas. This network is open to everyone: register your nickname, create a channel, make friends and enjoy! :)


1. How do I register my nickname?

To register your nickname type /msg NickServ REGISTER Password E-mail. Replace Password for the password that you want to use for your nickname and E-mail for a real e-mail address.

2. I've registered my nickname, but how do I login to it each time I connect to IRC?

To identify to your nickname type /msg NickServ IDENTIFY Password.

3. I've lost my nickname's password!

If you forgot your password join #MindForge and the network staff will help you.

4. I was disconnected from the network but my nickname is still in use. What can I do?

You can use the ghost command by typing /msg NickServ GHOST Nickname Password.

5. How do I register a channel?

To register a channel, you must first join it and get operator status. Then, type /msg ChanServ REGISTER #Channel Password Description. Enter the desired channel name, the password that will be used to allow others identify to make changes to the channel settings and a short description which will be displayed on the channel information.

6. How do I set a topic to my channel?

To set the topic of your channel type /msg ChanServ TOPIC #Channel SET Topic.

7. How do I assign a bot to my channel?

To assign a services bot to your channel type /msg BotServ ASSIGN #Channel BotName. To see a list of the available bots type /msg BotServ BOTLIST.

8. How do I make other people get status automatically when they join my channel?

To give other users status automatically on join your channel, they must first have a registered nickname. Then, type /msg ChanServ ACCESS #Channel ADD Level.

Each level comes with different privileges. Here's a list with the most useful levels in a default channel setup:

  • -1: The user will be automatically banned from the channel.
  • 3: The user will automatically receive voice (+v or +) status on join.
  • 4: The user will automatically receive half-op (+h or %) status on join.
  • 5: The user will automatically receive op (+o or @) status on join.
  • 10: The user will automatically receive op and protect (+oa or &) status on join.

You can check what level is required for each command or privilege by typing /msg ChanServ LEVELS #Channel LIST. The levels are also editable, type /msg ChanServ HELP LEVELS to know more about it.

9. How do I get a vHost for my nickname?

There are three ways by which you can get a virtual host for your nickname. Visit the vHosts page to see all information detailed.

10. I have been banned from the network. How can I contact a network administrator?

Please read this page to know how contact us.