[ubuntu-us-nc] Freenode IRC Problems
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Sun Jan 17 11:53:22 GMT 2010
Follow steps 1 through 3 on http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup
then on step 4, pidgin uses a number, not an underscore for an alternate
so if you want to use step 4 (a very good idea) instead of with the nick
foo, the alt nick is gonna be foo1
then down to step 6 for pidgin, goto accounts, then edit your freenode
account, in the password area, put your new password
(step 5 is only for older versions of xchat, never seen one old enough for
that step yet, step 7 is automated in pidgin as long as the above was done)
also, you need to use your real email address, memoserv sends messages &
other freenode services use it too.
also you'll get an email with a string that needs to be copied from that
email to a freenode window to activate the account
(I'll see if I can be a help of other irc clients too, also these steps work
for finch as well. I thought this might be useful since up till karmic,
pidgin has been the default client for a fair amount of time)
On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 7:36 PM, Moss Bliss <zaivalananda at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Mark. You've been a big help.
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 7:14 PM, markthecarp <markthecarp at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Moss Bliss wrote:
>> > K, now I'm hopelessly confused. I just go just got given a new netbook,
>> > and was about to setup Pidgin... and now there's another step to the
>> > Please give us n00bs a step-by-step guide to get into this, or we may
>> > never...
>> Well this is exactly what I was worried about. Hopefully link 2 or 3
>> would be helpful.
>> But with Pidgin...
>> I'll turn it off now. Try to login and I'll try to find out how to
>> register a nick in Pidgin.
>> > Hugs,
>> > Moss
>> > On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 6:53 PM, markthecarp <markthecarp at gmail.com
>> > <mailto:markthecarp at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> > Hi All,
>> > The Freenode IRC network has been undergoing attacks by spam bots
>> > the last week or so. The operators of the Freenode IRC network have
>> > recommended that channels (rooms) be set to +r or +R mode . I am
>> > going to follow the recommendation of these folks mainly to insure
>> > our team channel won't be used to propagate these attacks.
>> > I'm going to set the channel mode to +r. 
>> > <snip>
>> > +r (block unidentified)
>> > This mode prevents users who are not identified with NickServ from
>> > joining the channel. Users will receive a server notice explaining
>> > if they try to join.
>> > </snip>
>> > What this means in a nutshell is that users will have to have a
>> > registered nickname with Freenode . The original team IRC channel
>> > (#ubuntu-northcarolina) required this but I didn't set the new
>> > up that way to make things a little easier for new users. The
>> > was changed to come into compliance with the standards for approved
>> > teams. I will remove the +r on meeting days so that the
>> > webchat.freenode.net <http://webchat.freenode.net> link will work
>> > w/o requiring a registered nickname.
>> > I hope this isn't too painful. Please feel free to ask away here or
>> > the team forum  if you need help registering your nickname.
>> > Cheers,
>> > -mark
>> > http://freenode.net/using_the_network.shtml
>> > http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup
>> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=541297
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