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« on: November 08, 2001, 09:33:00 pm »
why was /fmode put in and /samode taken out.  After looking in the source if they're basically the same, why have /fmode as any level of oper can use it.  Would seem to me that this would have the potential to be abused

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2001, 01:13:00 am »
3.0.0 is experimental alpha software and thus is very incomplete in many areas. Due to the :badword:ure plans with Ultimate these areas will not be completed until the first versions of the new base appears.

Now, you are very right. /fmode is basically /samode. However /SA commands are traditionally commands reserved for services admininstrators. The plan is to make the vast majority of such features like /fmode, /fjoin etc configurable by the network administration. Ie, ability to turn it off, allow opers, admins or net admins only to use it.

Yes, its fairly open to abuse, but i needed a quick system to replace the old /mode overrides regardless for services opers and above. Abuse in this case is deterred by a global notice being sent to all online opers.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2001, 05:01:00 am »
doesn't seem to deter some opers on some networks I've been on...especially when there are bots provided that will set modes and give out ops, etc.

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2001, 03:26:00 pm »
Well, in that case it sounds like youd want to consider the networks general attitude towards such things. If the network administration actively abuses and allows all opers to abuse, id seriously reconsider staying there. It is likely that such a network would allow all opers to access this feature regardless of if the access level system i mentioned previously was put in place.

It is the network administrations responsibility to create and uphold the rules and guidelines of a network. If they plain simply dont give a damn, there is fairly little anyone can do.

Keep in mind there are networks out there who actively seeks coders to modify their IRCd's to see all private messages passing trough there servers. You would be wize to choose carefully which networks you reside on. Nets with staff which have no respect for registered/private channels or personal privacy arent that far apart, and are to be avoided if you savour having any rights on IRC.
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