PSA: IRC channels are currently accessible for registered users only


(Dennis Schubert) #1

Due to the wave of spam on Freenode right now, I took the liberty to set #diaspora, #diaspora-dev, and #diaspora-de to be joinable by registered users only. Users who have not registered their nicknames will get redirected to #diaspora-lobby, where a friendly bot will greet them with

Hi, [nickname]! Due to massive amounts of spam on Freenode, only registered users can join our channels right now. Please either register your nick (see https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration for help) or use https://discourse.diasporafoundation.org/ for support. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Everyone in this channel is technically muted as there is +m set and noone except for the bot has +v. However, members of the core team can OP themselves in the lobby channel, which enables them to see the messages sent by everyone. I don’t think that’s required, but maybe good to know.

I’ll turn forwarding off again once the spam wave has relaxed a bit, but right now, the amount of those bot sis just too large. I am not happy with having them spam our channels with stupid links to smear campaigns.


(Dennis Schubert) #2

Situation seems to have relaxed a lot, I removed the channel modes and everyone is able to join. Let’s see if it stays that way.


(Dennis Schubert) #3

(Dennis Schubert) #4

Aaaaaaand they are back.

Grmlpfmfpfgrmllgrrrrrrrr.


(Dennis Schubert) #5

Update: still spamming the heck out of everything.

09:22 -- Mode #diaspora-de [-r] by DenSchub
09:25 --> ZexaronS (~ZexaronS@218.67.1.45) has joined #diaspora-de
09:25 <ZexaronS>                     _..._
09:25 <-- ZexaronS (~ZexaronS@218.67.1.45) has quit (Killed (Sigyn (Spam is off topic on freenode.)))

(Dennis Schubert) #6

I reverted the modes the day before, and it looks like no new spam has arrived. Sooo… happy IRC’ing, everyone!


(Dennis Schubert) #7

And spam is back.

This is getting somewhat ridiculous, I won’t even bother updating this thread anymore. If you want to join the channels with an unregistered nickname, well, good luck. You will need it.