Attention Channel Owners

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We’ve been noticing since updating to Anope-2.0.* that some channels have been incorrectly registered, We’ve talked to a few channel owners but we can’t catch every channel. So if you’ve registered a channel between now and Sept 15, 2014 please check your channel info and check the description field to make sure your not unknowingly displaying a password. The correct command to register a channel is now.

/msg chanserv register #yourchannelname [description]

To see if your channel is effected by the new registering command you can run the command

/msg chanserv info #yourchannelname

You’ll get something similar to the following depending on your client and how its scripted.

[12:10:10] [ChanServ]: Information for channel #damdevil:
[12:10:10] [ChanServ]: Founder: Radien
[12:10:10] [ChanServ]: Description: Something here
[12:10:10] [ChanServ]: Registered: Sep 02 15:15:48 2014 UTC (135 days, 2 hours, 54 minutes ago)
[12:10:10] [ChanServ]: Last used: Jan 15 18:10:10 2015 UTC (now)
[12:10:10] [ChanServ]: Ban type: 2
[12:10:10] [ChanServ]: Mode lock: +nt
[12:10:10] [ChanServ]: Options: Peace, Security, Secure founder, Signed kicks, Topic retention
[12:10:10] [ChanServ]: Last topic: Good Luck is hard to come by ° Our website: http://damdevil.org °
[12:10:10] [ChanServ]: Topic set by: iRadien

the line your looking for is the Description: Something here line. If your channel password or any other thing shows up that shouldn’t be there chances are your channel is one of the effected channels. You don’t need to drop your channel or anything all you’ll have to do is run a command to change the Description of your channel.
/msg chanserv set description #yourchannel [your new description]

If by chance you’ve been effected by this change we suggest that you change your nick password and anything else that might be attached to the password that has been shown.

We’re Sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused you, and for taking so long for it to be noticed.