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by Handle With Care
Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ban Turkey from EFnet?
Replies: 18
Views: 11330

In many years, I have only seen two things from Turkey: spammers/spambots and trolls looking for sex with children/kiddy kidney stones. Not a single legitimately chatting human, which doesn't mean they don't exist -- I just have never encountered one. However, it would take CIDR bans to ban them fro...
by Handle With Care
Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: efnet changes
Replies: 7
Views: 11122

#irchelp is another useful general help channel, usually staffed by opers and other experienced ops. /list sometimes works too.
by Handle With Care
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EFnet and Undernet hooking up!
Replies: 7
Views: 7899

Excellent choice of names, EFUnet! Does that portend the return of commiestudly?
by Handle With Care
Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: oper spy bots
Replies: 29
Views: 22195

Not going to get into what, much less how, but you are mistaken. I know of no "oper bot" checking for spam. Most, if not all, MOTD's give server policies forbidding spam. Therefore, those servers are well within their rights to check for spam to whatever extent they deem appropriate, so long as it d...
by Handle With Care
Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:26 am
Forum: IRC Clients
Topic: mIRC 6.2
Replies: 1
Views: 5637

mIRC 6.2

I'm surprised at those mIRC users who refuse to update their mIRC. Version 6.2 has been available since 28 July. It should be noted that, by default, the $decode exploit is disabled only in versions 6.17 and 6.2. Obviously, it can be enabled, but most people don't need/use it, and even those who do,...
by Handle With Care
Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: Help
Topic: DCC From a "Rented" BroadBand Connection in a Hote
Replies: 6
Views: 6389

If it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, from the same laptop with the same configuration of the IRC program, then it is probably the hotel blocking port 113 and others. I don't know about the other programs, but mIRC requires port 113 for various purposes. It also requires that the configuratio...
by Handle With Care
Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Help
Topic: DCC From a "Rented" BroadBand Connection in a Hote
Replies: 6
Views: 6389

If it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, from the same laptop with the same configuration of the IRC program, then it is probably the hotel blocking port 113 and others. I don't know about the other programs, but mIRC requires port 113 for various purposes. It also requires that the configuratio...
by Handle With Care
Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: oper spy bots
Replies: 29
Views: 22195

Two points: 1) If you're a channel op, you can ask for your channel not to be visited by them, but don't then complain about spamming in your channel. 2) An oper can also cut the number and frequency of visitations, although that would also cut the chances of catching your spammers. We're not really...
by Handle With Care
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: irc.ac.za now taking asian clients
Replies: 4
Views: 10225

Why do you not consider the Philippines to be a part of Asia just because they are islands in the Pacific? They are a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asian Development I'm a spammer!, and the Asian Olympic Council, and are quite close to Taiwan and much cl...
by Handle With Care
Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Help
Topic: IRCop ABUSE.. please help
Replies: 2
Views: 4779

Several things to remember concerning posting complaints about IRC Ops (or opers) here. The first is that we're IRC Operators, not IRC police officers. Our policing functions are more concerned with keeping our servers operating and stopping or preventing violations of individual server policies. Th...
by Handle With Care
Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: Help
Topic: You have a DCC pending,...
Replies: 3
Views: 7939

My #mIRCHelp script on the subject reads: IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a chat medium, not a file-trading network. While some folks have kludged the simple DCC file transfer features into vast (and non-standard, and very possibly illegal) file trading enterprises, all questions about them should be d...
by Handle With Care
Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: irc.ac.za now taking asian clients
Replies: 4
Views: 10225

The implication that could be inferred is that irc.ac.za was previously rejecting Asian users. I don't think they much cared what race a user might be, but are now accepting users from, presumably, east of the Caucasus Mountains, north of the Indian Ocean, and west of the Pacific Ocean, plus other i...
by Handle With Care
Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hostname spoofs
Replies: 1
Views: 5851

The four votes I find on the subject are at: 1) http://voting.efnet.net/pastvotes/0004.shtml 2) http://voting.efnet.net/pastvotes/0006.shtml 3) http://voting.efnet.net/pastvotes/0017.shtml 4) http://voting.efnet.net/pastvotes/0037.shtml If you see any that you believe are in violation of these four ...
by Handle With Care
Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: cant connect to server as banned (newbie)
Replies: 8
Views: 10250

Okay, gramma poh-lease: You are absolutely correct, and even claiming Brit gramma, I couldn't get away with it (Congress passes laws while Parliament pass laws) :mrgreen:

So, why did my avatar disappear?
by Handle With Care
Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: cant connect to server as banned (newbie)
Replies: 8
Views: 10250

I've found the reason most people can't connect to servers, once the technical issues have been resolved is that they are attempting to use the "Random" server. Random lists are almost out of date by the time they are released. For the ubiquitous mIRC user, it's simple enough to just type: /help con...