Revised Terms of Service (TOS) Posted

Hello Cuff-Link, After many months of consideration and revision, we are finally releasing the revised version of the Terms of Service (TOS). The main difference is that many of the items in the previous version are no longer explicitly stated and are instead covered under more encompassing language. We’ve chosen to highlight the important differences below instead of going into the whole thing in detail here and have scheduled a Q&A session on May 16, […]

Using KiwiIRC on Cuff-Link

If you require a web based client that allows you to just put in a nickname and connect, you can use KiwiIRC. Registered Users (Recommended for everyone with a registered nick account) https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/auth.cuff-link.me/#cuff-link Unregistered Users https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.cuff-link.me/#cuff-link Tips You can add additional channels like this in the URL: These URLs can be bookmarked, so all you’ll have to do is enter a nickname and, if you are registered, your password after loading your custom bookmark.

Cuff-Link Network Update

Hello, We have finished updating the network to InspIRCd 3. InspIRCd 2 is end of life beginning June 2020 after a decade. InspIRCd 3 uses IRCv3 protocols (updated IRC for modern times), which provides better security and more advanced features as clients catch up. If you are experiencing strange issues such as nicklists not updating when people join or mode changes happen, wonky text formatting issues, or connection issues, try updating your client before joining […]

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, […]