To become an op for #gaymen-sa, you need to have a registered nick and join and support
the channel regularly for 3 months. You don’t have to join every day, but you would
be expected to join more than not. You need to be even tempered on the channel, and
not kick a user just because you have the ops to do so. As an op, you’ll be expected
to bring things under control should the need arise.
You should not use your ops status to intimidate or scare users. If a user asks for
help, try and accommodate where you can. Else consult another op. Once the user has
made their request in the main, take the matter privately and continue to assist.
We do not believe in rules, but prevailing common sense. An op must use that common
sense. You know what’s right from wrong. If not, then being a op isn’t for you. You
can’t just kick some one as a laugh or joke. Such op behaviour will not be accepted
from any op as is the case on other unmentionable channels.
Users can ask, talk about whatever they want in the main. All that’s required is
tolerance of different opinions.
It is a channel of freedom where one won’t be kicked just because they tried to “make
out” with someone in the main, as has been seen on other unmentionable channels.
Should a user have a issue with another user in the main, and a argument ensue, the
ops must instruct the users to take such matters in private with one another so as
to not disturb the flow of conversation in the main channel
If a individual joins the channel for the simple reason to cause trouble, the op
can kick in accordance with what he feels is a necessary reason to kick that individual.
If in such a case, the op doesn’t even need to give a reason if he so wishes not
too. The offender will know why they’re being kicked. If not, well… again, we expect
the op to know right from wrong by using common sense. If you are not sure ask the
SOPs or Founder.
Should an op become annoyed by a users comments, he should like everyone else, use
the /ignore facility. Similarly, advise users to use the /ignore command and explain
to them how it works.
The op must be familiar with how to kick, ban, prevent channel flooding using channel
modes, should the need arise, as well as other channel operations of monitoring and
controlling the channel.
An op can not remove the ban set by another op without first consulting that op that
set the ban on a offender, with the exception of SOP’s or Founder who may override
all decisions made by ops, but the SOP’s or founder will not do so without first
consulting with the op who put the ban in place. An op can not use excuses from another
channel they might be on to kick someone off #gaymen-sa, because that individual
has been kicked off another same channel that op’s on. If that individual has done
nothing on #gaymen-sa to warrant a kick or ban, but they have infringed upon some
other channels’ policies a op happens to be on, the op can not use the other channels
reason for kicking or banning that same person on #gaymen-sa. since other channel
affairs belong to those channels to which they belong.
Ops should understand that, being a op on #gaymen-sa, doesn't mean just having control
over the channel, but also an interest for promoting it. After all, why do you want
to be a op on #gaymen-sa if you not interested in promoting the channel then? Having
ops is having responsibility.