<messaging> /*r'-kop/ ("IRC
" + "op
", but with the, presumably intentional, alternate analysis "IRC" + "cop") Someone who is endowed with privileges on IRC
, not limited to a particular channel
These privileges include channel op
privileges in any channel, but also notably include the ability to disconnect a user from the IRC network.
Ircops are generally people who are in charge of the IRC server
at their particular site.