IRC

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Tutorial – Using AndroIRC with SASL on Cuff-Link

We’re working to create tutorials for various clients with SASL capabilities for additional security, both yours and ours. Many of you who use Cuff-Link use AndroIRC as your preferred mobile client, and it has built-in SASL capabilities — why not use the added layer of security?  Simply explained, SASL is the process of logging into NickServ during the connect process which enables other features such as immediate vhost application, joins based on authentication [such as exceptions], […]

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 […]

Helpful Things – User Modes

In a previous post, we covered channel modes, bans, extbans, invex, and exceptions. In this post, we will cover user modes. There is some overlap with the letters used, so it is important to distinguish between the two lists. Users may set these modes on themselves with several exceptions that we have locked, and Opers may use OperServ to set modes on other users. To set a mode on yourself, use the following syntax: Add […]

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: […]

As We Say So Long to Unreal and Welcome InspIRCd

We switched to InspIRCd this week from UnrealIRCd, so there are a few changes on the chat servers. Most of these will not affect you in any way, except for enhancing the way you can use the service. This is an excellent time to visit your auto-joins, nick identification, and other perform settings in your client. Possibly even time to set some up. Mibbit and IRCCloud accounts support various perform functions, such as NickServ identification. We […]