A channel on the network can have six different kinds of users. You might think of them as levels of permission and access.
They are, in increasing amount of capabilities:
- Regular user
- Voiced: VOP or +v
- Half-Op: HOP or +h
- Op: Full Op, ChanOp or +o
- Admin: SOP, SuperOp or +a
- Founder: +q
Regular users and voiced have no power in the channel, though voiced users can talk if the channel has been muted. All levels above voiced have some control over the moderation of the channel.
Founders have the highest level of access in the channel; with the ability to change any permissions, channel successor, etc. On DigitalIRC a channel may have up to 5 user accounts with the founder level permission but be warned founders can remove other founders so make sure you trust the people you give it to, if for some reason you need more than 5 users to have founder permission you can assign a groupserv group founder permissions as well.
The table below shows some of the channel permissions available to each level:
|Can speak when channel is moderated (+m)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can change channel TOPIC||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can change Channel Modes||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can Kick/Ban users with lower status than themselves||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can Voice/Devoice users (+v)||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can Half-OP/DeHalf-OP users (+h)||–||–||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can use Botserv (/bs) commands||–||–||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can OP/DeOP users (+o)||–||–||–||Yes||Yes|
|Can view/add/remove AKICKs||–||–||–||Yes||Yes|
|Can SuperOP/DeSuperOP users (+a)||–||–||–||–||Yes|
|Can add successor||–||–||–||–||Yes|
|Can add founders (not recommended)||–||–||–||–||Yes|