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#musings — Round Robin Writing Fun

We’ve created a new channel, #musings, for round robin story telling. It’s pretty simple. Someone comes up with a setting, and then posting order is the order of nicks who are op’ed up. If a person isn’t writing or just wants to observe, they remain de-opped. The first person starts off with a paragraph, a single sentence, whatever, and then the writing happens. This was our first session with a new group of people. The […]

Using SSLFP Authentication on Cuff-Link

This post details how to use SSLFP authentication on Cuff-Link. This particular method of authentication is nice for a couple of reasons, but the main one is that you don’t authenticate with a password, but rather an SSL certificate. This works in both mIRC and HexChat. Please note: You must use an SSL connection (port +6697) in order for the fingerprint to work. One of the advantages you’ll gain using this method in HexChat is […]

mIRC – Basic Setup on Cuff-Link

To set up mIRC for use on Cuff-Link, please use the following instructions. Please note, these instructions will only work for the version of mIRC that have SSL capability included, and we recommend using SSL over other connection types, so we are defaulting to the use of SSL in this tutorial. Please keep in mind that if you do not have mIRC v. 7.35 or newer. The latest version, as of writing this, is 7.42. […]

Extended Bot Policy

For users wishing to provide various bot services, such as profiles, botmail, trivia bots, channel protection services, and anything else that mimics existing services or interacts directly with existing services, the following must be followed: Do not put a bot in channels until you get the permission of the owner(s) or at the very least the chanops. Preferably, you will come to #help to notify staff that channel admins in any given channel wish to […]