Frequently Asked Questions

Below are Frequently Asked Questions regarding the chat. If you don’t see your question here, you can ask below in the comment section or Contact Us.

How do I register my nickname?

Click the button at the bottom left of the chat and then click ‘Register Nickname’ and fill out the information.

It says my name is already in use. What do I do?

Type: /ns RECOVER nickname password

How can I be an operator in the main channel?

Operators are chosen only when it’s deemed necessary. If you use good grammar, spelling, help out in the chat, and report rule breakers, then you could be a likely candidate for becoming an operator, however nothing is guaranteed. Asking to be an operator will ruin your chances of becoming one.

What makes something an advertisement?

Advertisements are used to promote something. Just because someone links to a website does not mean it is an advertisement. Users are allowed to link to content that is relevant or interesting, however if they are doing it with the intention of promoting something then it is an advertisement.

Can I own multiple nicknames?

Yes, you can group nicknames under the same account. Make sure you have a registered nickname first, then change your name to the nickname you want to add, then use this command (replace nickname and password with your main account’s information):

/ns GROUP nickname password

How do I register a channel?

First join the channel you want, then click the button at the bottom left of the chat and click ‘Register Channel’. Your nickname must first be registered (see above). Once registered, you will be the owner of the channel.

How do I message someone who is offline?

Registered users can send memos between each other. To send a memo, use the following command:

/ms SEND nickname message

If you have a memo you will be notified when you login. You can read and delete your memos with the following commands:

/ms READ LAST

/ms DEL LAST

How do I redirect a channel?

First assign a bot to the old channel:
/bs ASSIGN #oldchannel Computer

Then run this command:
/cs MODE #oldchannel LOCK ADD +PlL 1 #newchannel

How do I add more owners/operators to my channel?

There are multiple ways to add additional owners. You can use either of the following commands.

/cs QOP #channel ADD nickname

/cs ACCESS #channel ADD nickname 9999

You can also add users of other access levels:

/cs abbreviation #channel ADD nickname

Chat Operator Info Voice Half Op Operator System Operator Owner
Abbreviation: VOP HOP AOP SOP QOP
Access Level: 3 4 5 10 9999
Symbol: + % @ & ~

How do I see what bots are available for my channel?

Type: /bs BOTLIST

How do I add a bot to my channel?

Type: /bs ASSIGN #channel botname

How do I enable a bot greeting?

Set your greet: /ns SET GREET greeting
Enable bot greet: /bs SET #channel GREET ON

How do I make my bot kick/ban for various settings?

Flooding: /bs KICK FLOOD #channel ON 3

Repeating: /bs KICK REPEAT #channel ON 3

Caps Lock: /bs KICK CAPS #channel ON 5

Bad Words: /bs KICK BADWORDS #channel ON 3

The number at the end of the command indicates how many times the bot will kick before banning.

Bad words can be added with this command (choose one between SINGLE,START,END):

/bs BADWORDS #channel ADD word SINGLE,START,END

How can I censor bad words from a channel?

Type: /cs MODE #channel LOCK ADD +G

If you want your bot to kick users who used censored words:

Type: /bs KICK BADWORDS #channel ON 3
Type: /bs BADWORDS #channel ADD *[email protected]#$%*

Can I access the chat with an app?

Yes. Lodge runs on a chat system called IRC, for which there are many apps you can use to connect to the chat with. Search your App Store for “IRC client” and choose whichever one appeals to you the most (any one should work). Once you’ve installed the app, you’ll need to fill out some information to connect to Lodge. Here’s the information you need:

Server: irc.lodge.chat

Port: 6667

Channel: #lodge

You do not need a server password, however you can use your registered nickname with the app by filling out your account information as well.

Where can I see more commands for the chat?

We have a page that lists some of the most popular commands. You can view it by visiting our Commands Page.

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