Last updated March 21, 2014.

If you need to start a new Drupal channel (called "#drupal-foo" in this example):
Before the first step, make sure there is no one on the channel and it's not registered already.

  1. /join #drupal-foo
  2. /msg chanserv register #drupal-foo password
  3. /msg chanserv flags #drupal-foo chx +votriAsf
  4. /msg chanserv flags #drupal-foo ricardoamaro +votriAsf
  5. (chx and ricardoamaro are the Drupal group contacts to freenode and they can help you with any problems with your channel.)

  6. /msg chanserv set #drupal-foo founder drupalircowner
  7. (drupalircowner owns the #drupal-* channels, the password of this user is known to chx, nnewton, ricardoamaro, webchick, Dries, Gerhard and Kieran. Do not bother them with IRC problems, however. This is an absolute last resort.

  8. Please file an infrastructure issue at so a member of the infrastructure team can acknowledge the drupalircowner founder transfer.
  9. For "topical" channels, open a request in the Documentation issue queue to ask that your channel be added to the topical channel list (for regional channels, you can add it yourself on the regional channels list page). Include in your issue:
    • Channel name.
    • Description suitable for the channel list page.
    • Indication that you have followed all the instructions on this page.
  10. If you want Druplicon in your channel, please get in touch with Morbus.
  11. Rejoice. :)