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NickServ allows users to register and reserve their nickname
for their sole usage if desired. The nickname server will
guarantee users rights to the nickname, and if set, ensures
that the nickname is kept free from any unauthorised use.

NickServ's description

NickServ (short for Nick Service or Nickname Service) is a Bot of the Chatroom which is made by DarkMyst. Its function is to register nicks for any User with passwords so that no impersonation of that user will happen, which many people appreciate. If a user doesn't identify themselves with the password that they set to their nick, then NickServ will change their name to Guest####. Differently from ChanServ and GameServ, it doesn't appear to be in any channel and it's unknown where it stays, it only communicate with users by mental messages. To access NickServ's commands, a user has to type /msg NickServ <command> or a quick link is /ns <command>.

In the wiki fanon, NickServ is considered to be ChanServ's brother, and therefore, a he-bot.



The Help command is used to access NickServ's help pages. Type /ns help to view the main help page and /ns help <command> to view all other help pages.


This command is used to maintain your access list which services uses to recognize you. It will show the mask of a user if you type /ns access list< and if that user wants to add or delete a mask the coding is /ns access add <mask> or /ns access del <mask>.


“Use this command if you want to give up any ownership of your currently used nickname. NickServ will remove all data regarding to the nickname, and make it available for other users to register.”
NickServ's help pages

This drops a nick so that any user may use that nick and register it. Typing /ns drop <password> will drop the nickname.


“This command is used to authenticate yourself to services, thus giving you complete control over the nickname. This command is required to be used when changing nickname or channel settings.”
NickServ's help pages

If this command is typed, a user will have all the op powers of a user and founder powers. This user will also be able to receive the user's memos. Typing /ns identify <nick> <password> will identify a user as another user.


“This command is used to display information concerning the registration and configuration of a nickname.”
NickServ's help pages

Using this command, a user is able to see if a nickname is registered, when the nickname was registered, when the user was last online and the settings of the nickname. Typing /ns info <nick> will show these stats.


“This command is used to forcibly remove your registered nickname from the IRC network. If the password matches the nickname specified, then that nickname is disconnected from the network.”
NickServ's help pages

Sometimes when a user incorrectly leaves the IRC network, that user's nick will remain on the network and the user will not be able to change their nick into that one until the other nick quits due to Ping timeout. To kill that user and regain its nick, a user must type /ns kill <nick> <password> and if the password matches, the nonexistent user will be kicked out of the IRC network.


“This command gives you the ability to register your nickname. With a registered nick, you may effectively own it. This means that if someone is using your nick when you come online, you may forcibly retrieve it.”
NickServ's help pages

Using this command, a user prohibits other users from using a nick that it has registered. If a user is impersonating this user, this user may kick off that user using the kill command. Typing /ns register <nick> <password> will register a nick.


“This command allows you to configure your registered nickname.”
NickServ's help pages

There are multiple settings that a user can choose for their nickname which will help them with their process. The settings are as follows.


“This setting is used to change the password you identify with.”
NickServ's help pages

Using this setting, a user may change its password to something they can remember. Type /ns set password <newpassword> to change it.


“This setting is used to set a URL which is displayed in the info command.”
NickServ's help pages

Using this setting, a user may set a url to appear when another user types /ns info <thatuser>. To register a URL with its nickname, a user must type /ns set url <url>.


“This setting is used to set your nickname's email address.”
NickServ's help pages

Using this command, a user may set its email so that it can receive emails telling it what its password is. The coding is /ns set email <email>.


“This setting ensures that your nickname is kept free for you at all times. If an unauthorised user tries to use your nickname without identifying, their nickname will be changed to something else.”
NickServ's help pages

Using protect, a user will be able to impersonate another user for sixty seconds then its nick will be changed and it will not be able to change it back. To set protect on or off, a user must type /ns set protect <on|off>.


“This setting allows you to set whether or not you want services to notice or privmsg you. The privmsg setting is automatically enabled for WebTV users.”
NickServ's help pages

Privmsg will decide whether or not darkmyst's services open a query with a user or send it messages that other users cannot see for when that user types a command. The coding for this command is /ns set privmsg <on|off>


“This setting allows you to specify whether or not you wish to receive memos from services whenever you are added or removed from a channel's database.”
NickServ's help pages

Turning this setting on will send a user a memo every time it is added to or removed from a channel's access list. If it is off, those memos won't come. Type /ns set noservmemo <on|off> to use this command.


“This setting allows you to hide certain pieces of information from being displayed in the info command.”
NickServ's help pages

Typing this command will prevent other users from seeing a user's email. Type /ns set hide email <on|off> to do this.
Note: Typing /msg NickServ will work as well as /ns.