COVID-19 and Cuff-Link

As you are all aware, we are currently in the midst of a pandemic. While we have no inclinations to create rules surrounding the current situation, we are asking all of you to express empathy, sympathy and tact towards what people are facing. We understand that people use humour to make light of bad situations, but please understand that using nicks such as COVID-19 and suchlike are in incredibly poor taste. At minimum, you will […]

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 […]