Discontinuing Mibbit Use on Cuff-Link

We have only made one decision in the past regarding outright disallowing a client to be used on Cuff-Link, but the time has come to disallow a second. On November 15, 2019, it will not be possible to connect to Cuff-Link via Mibbit. While we have several reasons for this, the main two are: Mibbit cannot keep their TLS/SSL certificate in place consistently, which poses a security problem. Traffic between Cuff-Link and Mibbit is insecure, […]

Changes to Auth Servers

We made a recent DNS change to how our authentication bypass system works. For those of you currently using port 7797, you will need to update your server entry to auth.cuff-link.me and remove irc.cuff-link.me from your settings. No other changes are necessary. With this DNS change, you can also now use port 6697 with auth.cuff-link.me. Note: This change only affects those who are using our authentication bypass system on port 7797.

Private Message Restriction

Due to several security-related factors, some including spam bots and abusive users, we have made the decision to only allow private messages by registered users. To register, use the following command: A confirmation code will be emailed to you. You will then copy the confirmation line from the email and paste it into IRC. Make sure you have no spaces before the / and no spaces after the code — a space before or after […]

Cuff-Link Profile Bot Service

The Cuff-Link Profile Bot Service has been revamped and has undergone a few changes. There are two tiers of profile bot service now. Free service available to all users with no requirements regarding channel numbers. Paid service [monthly, via Patreon patronage] that will allow members to request add-ons and customization to the profile bots. Free Service: The bot’s name is Ubiquitous. When a user who has a profile joins the channel, it will say this: […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Channel Administration

Intro Cuff-Link offers channel administration services [via Anope 2]. Register your nick with NickServ and use a secure connection to the chat network – you’re now ready to start your own channel or join an existing ChanOp team1. This is a guide to using Anope2 with InspIRCd on Cuff-Link for channel administration, and may not work exactly the same on other services. At any time, you can access ChanServ’s help menus from your IRC client […]

So, You Said it’s Over…

How to handle the breakup when D/s is involved. As in all relationships, we would hope one would conduct themselves in a manner that reflects well on both their character and their ability to use previous partners as a reference of, good conduct or character. For this writer, anyway, I will frequently ask questions like, “If I asked your previous partners, what would they tell me about your ability to communicate? How did they feel […]