Op/Voice Information .....
OP Status: "Someone who keeps coming back to IRC even though they've been yelled at, cussed at, lagged out, flooded out, DCC bombed, goofed up, and even in trouble from time to time......But ALWAYS keeps on coming back 'home'.... haha"
Seriously, that's not quite what our job is all about (although it's close ;). We all count it an honor and privilege to be able to work with so many different people from all over the world. Where else can people from Australia and Canada become friends, while sitting in the comfort of their homeland. #Beginner prides itself on trying to maintain a family atmosphere, while providing help and chat to the hundreds of visitors we see daily. I've got the *Best* crew on the Undernet making that happen.
We are often asked how to become a +V or Op of #Beginner, and to summarize our philosophy, we look for people who are regulars with the following attributes:
While wearing the @ in #Beginner is certainly a lot of fun, we do have some responsibilities too. We are required to be familiar with our IRC client. For most of us that means having a pretty good understanding of mIRC. We study, read the FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions), practice, and devote ourselves towards the upkeep of #Beginner. We also have a set of Op/V Rules, which we follow. We all have a working email account, and look forward to the weekly #B Updates that bossmom sends out, as well as the monthly #Beginner Newsletter that mrswidgit sends out.
The channel itself is setup with the Ops earning various levels throughout their time with us. For instance, here is how we are currently setup:
Please snag me (bossmom) online or write me if you have any other questions. While my time on IRC is usually very busy, I consider it a privilege to meet new people, and will always try to help you if I can.
For the technical guru's, you will enjoy this document, IRC Command Cosmos. This is an Advanced Guide to IRC Commands, and while it might take you just a wee bit of time to get through, the information is very interesting.