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Ivy

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    NickName
    « on: March 18, 2009, 02:06:47 AM »
    When I try to enter our Chat room , It asks me to choose another Nick, Says Nick already in use.

    I was wondering , is it possible for anyone to use the nick which is password protected?

    I'm asking this here so that if anyone else has this problem they may be able to know more about it.
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      Re: NickName
      « Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 05:01:09 AM »
      Anybody?
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      Re: NickName
      « Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 08:29:19 AM »
      ...
      I was wondering , is it possible for anyone to use the nick which is password protected?
      ...


      Sure.      It depends on how it is protected.

      Sometimes users get the mistaken idea that simply registering their nick protects it from being used by anyone else.    This is not true.    There is another step, if one desires to enable it.

      To get more info on how to have NickServ automatically kill the use of your nick - that is: force a nick change on anybody that uses your nick -  type this and NickServ will respond with explanation and instructions:
      Code: [Select]
      /msg nickserv help set kill
      and note the  switches:    {ON | QUICK | IMMED | OFF}
      and their explanations.
      (Avoid using the "Immed"  switch - it actually sounds impossible to use. )

      From your question, it sounds like you might like to use the basic "On".
      But before you do,  you might like to examine some other functions of NickServ.   :)

      First,  the Recover command.    Type this in an IRC chat, to get Nickserv to respond with instructions and an explanation:
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      /msg nickserv help recover

      Since your nickname is registered, you could use the Recover command to bump off anyone that is using your nick, if they are there when you arrive.  (You can do this right now, with no further configuring of Nickserv options.)

      Whereas if you set the Kill option,  whether you are there or not - Nickserv will force them off.   But Nickserv would force YOU off too, if ever you forget to identify with Nickserv.     :)

      If ever you use the Recover command, you will have to wait one minute before even you can  begin to use your own nick....  or, you can send the Release command.     Type this to get more information on how to use the Release command:   
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      /msg nickserv help release


      'See' you around.       :)



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        Re: NickName
        « Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 02:17:24 AM »
        Thankyou Very Very Much WillyW,

        I have set up my Protection to ON.

        I tried checking by leaving and re-entering , it worked, asked me to change nick in 1 Minute(or Identify with nickserv) or else it would change it itself.

        I have copied/pasted your post in my notepad and saved it for future reference.

        Thankyou again :)
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        Re: NickName
        « Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009, 05:57:44 AM »
        LOL------>Who's Your Buddy!
        Sorry,The USA has ruined the language The United Kingdom loaned us. We do our best not to type gibberish. I Hope you can forgive us.

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          Re: NickName
          « Reply #5 on: March 21, 2009, 06:00:03 AM »
          You are my buddy :)
          Use what talent you possess.
          The woods would be very silent
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          Henry Van Dyke