How to register an account with Q?
Before you can use our services (Q) you will need an account, here's how to get one:
Saying 'Hello' to Q
This will create a Q account with the name of the nick you are using at the moment. You do this by using the following command:
/msg Q HELLO youremail@address youremail@address
If the account creation is successful a link where you can obtain your password will be sent to the email address you supplied, you will be required to read and reenter a series of characters before you are given your password. If account creation failed then Q will inform you of the reason, usually the problem is either the account already exists or your nickname has special characters in, in both cases change your nickname to a more suitable one.
Once you have this password you can then use the AUTH command:
/msg Q@CServe.quakenet.org AUTH username password
Where username is identical to the nick you used when you said HELLO.
You can check you are authed using the WHOAMI command:
/msg Q whoami
If you see a message back from Q that includes the line:
-Q(TheQBot@CServe.quakenet.org)- -Information for user John (using account john)
…then you know you have said HELLO and AUTH'd correctly.
Change your Q password
When you say HELLO to Q, you will be assigned a default password. We strongly suggest that you change it. Change your password by using the NEWPASS command:
/msg Q@CServe.quakenet.org NEWPASS oldpassword newpassword newpassword (for example, /msg Q@CServe.quakenet.org NEWPASS john notjohn notjohn).
Q will acknowledge a successful password change by displaying:
-Q(TheQBot@CServe.quakenet.org)- OK, password changed.
Note that Q will warn you if the robustness of your password is considered low. Read more about it at How to choose a secure password.
You are now ready to use our services.
Other help articles under Q
- Can I move Q to another channel?
- How do I remove Q from a channel?
- How do I request Q?
- How to register an account with Q?
- Managing your Q account.
- My Q account has been compromised and accessed! What do I do?
- My Q account is suspended!
- Q has left my channel, why?
- Setting the contact e-mail address.
- Why don't you make Q accounts more secure?