There is only Q/someone on a channel, can I have that channel?
If Q is still in the channel it is considered in use. Q will automatically leave if the channel remains unused for at least 40 days - it could take more, so don't count on it to be exact.
By being in use we mean a user with flags on Q joining or someone changing the CHANLEV of the channel from outside. It is not possible for a user to know how long a channel has been inactive, you just have to wait and see.
If there is no Q in the channel, but there is a normal user with ops then the channel is considered to be his. A channel without Q always belongs to whoever has op in it at the time. If the user in the channel is not opped, you can try /msg R requestop #channel. If R tells you no for whatever reason, #help staff or irc operators will not give you the channel either - don't ask.
Other help articles under General Help
- Can I join QuakeNet staff?
- Can I register my nickname?
- Can you give me flags on #channel?
- Contact information.
- How do I add/remove someone on a channel?
- How do I link a server to QuakeNet?
- How do I register my channel?
- How do I set/unset channel/user modes?
- I am banned from a channel for no reason, why?
- I'm G/K-lined, what can I do?
- I own a channel - what are my responsibilities?
- I've banned a user, but he keeps on rejoining. What to do?
- I've lost my password!
- I want a channel but there is already someone in it. What can I do?
- My channel is G-lined, what can I do?
- My #channel is suspended/G-lined!
- Nobody has ops in my channel, what can I do?
- People are flooding me, what can I do?
- People are join/part flooding my channel, help!
- Someone has taken my nick.
- Someone is abusive towards me, what should I do?
- Someone took over our channel!
- There is only Q/someone on a channel, can I have that channel?
- What are IRC Operators?
- What are the official channels?
- What channel modes are available on QuakeNet?
- What do those G-line reasons mean?
- What do those quit messages mean?
- What do those symbols before channels in a WHOIS mean?
- What is a g/k-line?
- What is a 'mask'?
- What services does QuakeNet have for its users?
- What user modes are available on QuakeNet?
- Why can't I remove channel mode +d?
- Why can't I see people joining my channel?
- Why do I get error 'bad username' when I try to connect to QuakeNet?
- Why do I receive "Cannot send to channel"?