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posted by mattie_p on Thursday February 20 2014, @06:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the idk-about-you-but-irc-irks-me dept.

Landon writes:

"The (evil?) IRC overlord and crew are wondering what you think about our new IRC network. What can we do better? What do you want to see happen with our new network? Heck, should we even have a new network?

See more in Landon's journal"

 
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  • (Score: 1) by biff on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:11AM

    by biff (170) on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:11AM (#3241)

    Oh man. Incorporate the UID in some way for duplicates? So the earliest SGT is just SGT_CAPSLOCK, the next is perhaps 5183_SGT_CAPSLOCK, and so forth? At least the registration interface should warn about such IRC naming collisions.

    Or something delightful like URL encoding for usernames? Perhaps the web interface could translate that sort of thing transparently...

  • (Score: 2) by ticho on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:38AM

    by ticho (89) on Thursday February 20 2014, @07:38AM (#3249) Homepage Journal

    It's simople, really. SGT CAPSLOCK on web will become whatevernick!118@whateverhost, next hypothetical SGT_CAPSLOCK from your post will become someothernick!5183@otherhost. Nicknames are unimportant, unless you're running ircd from 1990.

    • (Score: 2, Informative) by mcgrew on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:01PM

      by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:01PM (#3530) Homepage Journal

      Nicknames are unimportant, unless you're running ircd from 1990

      Or don't have Dissociative identity disorder. I'm mcgrew; that's my last name without capitals. I was mcgrew everywhere on the internet since I got on in 1997 and started my old Quake site. I was mcgrew at /., K5, and now here (I was sm62704 at /. for a while when I'd lost my UID, but was able to retrieve it).

      When you see "mcgrew" you can almost always be sure it's me (unless you're at a moron site like 4chan or reddit). I use that nick as a pseudonym in Nobots and will when I publish The Paxil Diaries.

      SGT CAPSLOCK? Could be anybody. When you see the nick "mcgrew" you can almost always be certain who you're dealing with.

      --
      Free Martian whores! [mcgrewbooks.com]