Better irc policies?

Andreas Tunek andreas.tunek at
Thu Oct 15 13:46:13 UTC 2015

2015-10-15 14:27 GMT+02:00 Matthew Miller <mattdm at>:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 08:15:50AM -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
>> >Is there a plan for dealing with IRC nicks and the Hubs chat?
>> There's an IRC nick field in FAS. My thoughts were by default for
>> new users we'll prepopulate it with their FAS account name; if
>> you've a preexisting account put in whatever your usual IRC nick is.
>> If you use hubs as an IRC client, use the nick from FAS. If there's
>> a nick collision / somebody's already registered it, I don't know
>> that it would be so difficult to detect that and prompt the user to
>> pick another one.
>> Was that the concern or is there something I'm missing?
> Most of us have this set up in our clients so long that we've forgotten
> about it, but the process of registering a new nick with Freenode drops
> people right in the middle of IRC esoterica before they're even able to
> get started.

I have been able to test Linux patches (within Fedora) but I haven't
been able to register my nick at Freenode.

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