2015-06-10 20:11 GMT+02:00 Gerald B. Cox <gbcox(a)bzb.us>:
On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 4:18 AM, Chaoyi Zha <cydrobolt(a)fedoraproject.org>
> certainly increases the barrier to something newbies or those "trying out"
> may not be willing to commit.
Here are the instructions on how to register your nick:
The first thing the guide discusses is WHY you should register.
As far as procedures go, this one ranks as one of the easiest IMO.
This is the actual instruction for registering taken from here:
My comments are in the <<< parts.
What is the recommended way to set up my IRC nickname?
Please follow these steps to set up your nick and configure your
client. Check off each step to make sure it's been done:
Select a permanent, master nickname. If the nickname you want is
registered but has expired, just ask a staffer and in most cases, we
will be happy to drop it for you.
Please avoid using the name of a community project or trademarked
entity, to avoid conflicts. Write down your password and be sure to
keep the sheet of paper in a safe place.
Register your IRC nick:
/msg NickServ REGISTER password youremail(a)example.com
<<<< Where do I type this? Maybe if you are an experienced irc user
you would know where, but most people in the world arent.
Replace password with a secure, unguessable password that you keep secret.
The email address that you select will not be given out by staff, and
is mainly used to allow us to help you recover the account in the
event that you forget your password. For this reason, you are required
to use a real, non-disposable, email address. Upon registering, you
will receive an email with a verification command that you will need
to run to complete the registration process. Failure to verify the
account will cause it to be automatically dropped after about 24
To keep your email address private, rather than displaying it
publicly, mark it as hidden (which is done by default for new
/msg NickServ SET HIDEMAIL ON
It's useful, but not required, to have an alternate nick grouped to
your account. For example, if your primary nick is foo:
then identify to your primary account:
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY foo password
and finally, group the new nick to your account
/msg NickServ GROUP
<<<Do I need to do this?
We prefer you to use just one account, and group nicks to it as
described above, rather than registering for multiple accounts.
Grouping nicks in this way gives you the benefit of having all your
nicks covered by the same cloak, should you choose to wear a cloak.
The exception to this is where you might want to run a bot. You should
register a separate account for your bot.
Configure your client to identify itself to NickServ automatically
whenever it connects to freenode so that it's less likely you'll
connect to the network without being identified to NickServ. The
easiest approach is to specify your NickServ password as a server
If your client supports server password, please set this up as
accountname:password. Make sure to include the colon. This will allow
you to identify to your services account on connect, regardless of the
nickname you are using when you connect. For example:
I did not understand where to write the commands in Polari (the
highest rated IRC client in Fedora Software), but maybe it is easier
in other clients?