Private channels, hidden channels & other changes

Private channels, hidden channels & other changes

01 Nov, 2017 11:15

Evocator <IRC Operator>

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Happy Halloween everyone!

Hope you are all doing well. Recently, IRC.tl has been a target of few spam attacks of bots joining channels and spamming random messages including, and not limited to, mentioning users in channels for attention.

Though a properly configured channel flood protection is capable of blocking such attempts, we have taken several actions to limit the effect of these bots on the network level.

* Added a new default channel mode: +p.
* Added a new default user mode: +I.
* Added a new user mode: +g, that along with accept lists, can help control who can private message you. More information can be found here.

More information regarding modes: Misc: Channel modes, Misc: User modes.

Existing channels are not affected by this change. If you are a channel operator, we advise you to enable the +p mode using "/mode #channel +p" to help protect your channel from such attacks.

Additionally, we have made a few changes to help organize the help section by grouping threads based on categories.

We are always open to suggestions! If you have any idea that you would like to share, feel free to post it in the Suggestions section.
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