First of all:
- Rizon staff does NOT deal with channel bans.
If you were banned from a channel, and believe that you should be unbanned instead of waiting the ban out,
you're going to have to talk to a channel operator, preferably the one who banned you, or the channel founder.
Finding out whom you can contact:
Who banned you?
You can find out which ban is stopping you from joining the channel by typing
/msg ChanServ CHECKBAN #channel
-ChanServ- The ban *!*@Rizon-532B9C4A.internet.com set by Peter prevents you from joining
View the channel's ban list — it might appear in the server/status window:
/mode #channel +b
#channel*!*user@*.internet.com set by Peter!~peter@2FCB67A1.CF724B5E.853B28F6.IP (Wed Nov 19 12:32:39)
#channelsarah!*@* set by email@example.com (Wed Nov 16 04:16:58)
#channelEnd of Channel Ban List
You can see that there two bans: the first was set by Peter, while the second by killer100.
If you are still unsure about which of the bans matches you, do a whois on yourself:
YourNickis ~user@Rizon-532B9C4A.internet.com ***
YourNickon +#chat #Rizon
YourNickusing irc.rizon.net - Where are you?
YourNickis using modes +ix authflags: [none]
YourNickis actually ~firstname.lastname@example.org [22.214.171.124]
YourNickhas been idle 2mins 8secs, signed on Wed Dec 03 03:57:45
YourNickEnd of /WHOIS list.
- If you somehow managed to ban yourself, then you can, with sufficient access (by default AOP or level 5 or higher), unban yourself via:
/msg ChanServ UNBAN #channel
- If you want to unban someone else then you can do so via:
/mode #channel -b BanMask
BanMaskbeing a ban from the channel's ban list.)
Who is the channel founder?
View the channel's information; including the founder's nick:
/msg ChanServ INFO #channel
-ChanServ- Information for channel
#channel-ChanServ- Founder: killer100 -ChanServ- Description: A description of the channel -ChanServ- Registered: Jul 18 10:03:29 2006 EDT -ChanServ- Last used: Dec 02 21:50:31 2008 EST -ChanServ- Last topic: Welcome to our channel! -ChanServ- Topic set by: killer100
Messaging the particular channel operator/founder
Open a private query with that person, and kindly ask about the ban:
/query nick Your message here
Or, if the user is offline, leave them a memo:
/msg MemoServ SEND nick Your message here
If they decide to keep you banned, you will have to accept that and deal with it.