Keep server connected and communicate with your administrator. Do not re route unless directed by your admin or a routing admin.
Limit /omode commands to instances where users in a channel are unable (i.e. without ops) to perform this themselves. Usually opping a user is all that is needed.
Do not op yourself in a channel with the /omode command. The only time this is acceptable is in a channel take over situation.
Only set mode +k when going into a channel take-over. Always wallops to the other Opers that you are setting +k.
Do not get involved with channel politics. If users are unfamiliar with basic IRC commands necessary to run a channel, teach them, do not gain ops and do it for them. If users are unfamiliar with Mars commands, refer them to #Channels. The /kill command is to be used only in extreme circumstances. A user may be killed if they are threatening the security of the net or are abusing a vast amount of users where /ignore and /silence will not suffice.
The following are examples of killable offences: 1. Network hacking/attacks 2. Repeated hack attempts at oper passwords 3. Clonebots & FLoodbots 4. The use of Warscripts for channel takeovers 5. Non-compliance with the warez-sex rule 6. Repeated ban evasion where it impairs a channel
Server admins may kill/deny access to their server for any reason so long as it is in keeping with the community atmosphere of StarLink and not done in an abusive fashion.
The Gline command is to be user only after an abusive user has been warned and returns after a kill to continue repeating the offense. Set G:lines for 1 or 2 hours. And do not G:Line more than one IP address in a single G:line unless the user evades more than once. Make sure the reasons are legitimate. Only for the most flagrant users may G:lines of longer than 2 hrs be set. It is advisable to have a log of abuse and notify fellow opers/admins that such a G:line is being implemented.
Adding a Kline is to be added only for the most harmful and repeated offenders. Do not add a Kline without the server admin’s permission unless it is an extreme emergency and the admin is not present. Follow your server’s K:line policy.
It is advisable to make notes about a Kline and obtain as much info as possible about the user and report this to your admin.
Limit the use of wallops for net-related business. 😉
Remember that you are viewed by users as a representative of StarLink. This means that you are held to a higher standard of conduct than just the ordinary individual.