On Tue, 9 Jun 2015 19:31:01 +0200
Andreas Tunek <andreas.tunek(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Currently the #fedora channel on freenode requires some kind of
Yeah. It has for many years...
In my opinion it is pretty difficult to register on
freenode (I have tried but haven't managed).
What part of the process is proving to be difficult?
If you aren't registered and try and join #fedora it sends you to
#fedora-unregistered where the entry message, topic and a bot all give
you links showing how to register.
Is there something that could be more clear here?
Do you think it would be
possible to drop the registration requirement? It is a pretty big
barrier to newbies and people like me who can't find IRC help easily.
I know there are a lot of bots and spam, but maybe it would be
possible to try and see if it really gets bad?
Well, you are welcome to file a ticket and request that with the irc
But I don't think it's too likely to happen for a lot of reasons:
* Originally the registration was put in place when there were floods
of racist ranter bots on freenode. They are much less common now, but
I still see them in unregistered from time to time.
* There's also a lot of drive by spam and trollers that get caught by