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178697 | 12.01.2024 | IRCGuide

So, you want to run your own channel?

Being a channel operator is a fairly advanced subject. That’s why this guide is so long and technical. The truth is, most people enjoy just chatting on one of the literally half million of existing channels on hundreds of networks. It’s all the fun without any of the hassles of being an op! (Think I’m exaggerating? Check out the statistics yourself at these external links of the largest IRC networks: or SearchIRC.)

That said, running a successful channel can be a really rewarding experience, and for serious users, it’s the fastest way to learn about IRC. So if you have a group of trusted friends and want to learn how to run a channel together, read on to learn how!