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Changes the default channel topic.


/msg Q SETTOPIC <#channel> [<topic>]


  • <#channel> - The channel to set the topic on.
  • <topic> - If provided, the topic to set the channel to. If not - the stored topic will be reset by Q.

Additional info:

Sets both the current and default topics on the channel to that specified. If no topic is specified, the stored topic will be reset (this feature is useful if some users can no longer see the topic due to a netsplit).

You can't use the SETTOPIC command to view the stored topic. To clear the topic use the CLEARTOPIC command.

To enforce a topic by Q you should use the CHANFLAGS +f flag. To make Q save the topic when it changes so it can be restored using the SETTOPIC command or when Q rejoins when a channel has been left empty, use the CHANFLAGS +t flag.


To use the SETTOPIC command you must have the topic flag (+t) or at least the master flag (+m) in the CHANLEV list on the channel.


This will set the topic of channel #channel to the stored topic:

`/msg Q SETTOPIC #channel`

This will set the topic of the channel #channel to "Hello world!":

`/msg Q SETTOPIC #channel Hello world!`

See also:

This help article's short URL is http://quakenet.org/help/48

Other help articles under Q Commands