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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 […]

Why You Should Move to Using Authentication

As many of you know, because you’ve either gotten caught in one yourself, have talked to others who have, or have seen the admins discussing it wherever, we use CIDR bans on Cuff-Link to help cut down on malicious activity. A CIDR ban locks the door on an entire range of IP addresses, and we use them almost exclusively for ISPs around the world who use dynamic [revolving] IP addresses and for servers [VPN, VPS, […]

Proper Channel Registration

Cuff-Link uses Anope2 for services, which has been available for 2+ years now. Many people are still either using the old method of channel registration or registering the same way one might a nickname. Cuff-Link Administrators are no longer suspending incorrectly registered channels and chasing founders down to correct the issue of having used a password to register. We will instead be sending a memo to the channel founder directing them to this post and subsequently […]

Private Message Etiquette on Cuff-Link

We’re not sure if there’s something in the water recently that is causing people to open conversations in an inappropriate fashion or to respond in a way that is just as bad, if not worse. Here’s a little guide on the best ways to respond to certain situations, how to determine whether it is okay to issue an unsolicited private message, and some other useful information. If you decide to bring a situation to network […]

PSA — Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line is an American organisation that employs volunteers who have to go through a training course to learn active listening skills in order to help people who are in crisis. While the organisation is not designed to be a counselor or replace any current counseling or psychological treatment, they do provide an ear to listen to via text message. The service is as anonymous as you want it to be — volunteers […]