Anti-spam measure for IRC #haiku


#1

Hi there!

As freenode is currently quite heavily attacked by spam bots, the #haiku channel can only be joined when your nickname is registered. Otherwise you’ll be diverted to #haiku-forwarding.

If you use Vision’s “Automatically execute” to identify your nickname with NickServ and join channels, the joining of #haiku may be quicker than the identification at NickServ. In that case, just /join #haiku manually after NickServ responded.


#2

Don’t use “automatically execute” for authenticating with NickServ. Use Vision’s “server password” instead

https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration

This way you are authenticated directly as you connect.


#3

Thanks! I didn’t know that. It works.


#4

As some have difficulties with setting up Vision with the registered password, here a screenshot that may help:
Vision-setup

( In case the shot appears again…: https://s33.postimg.cc/qd7h929a7/Vision-setup.png )

The “Ident” field holds the nickname you’ve registered with.
The “Use password” in the server window is the password you registered with.