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How to block/ignore unwanted private messages
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:35:20 PM »
Most options to ignore or block a nickname will block only private messages to you from them. It does not block you from seeing what they say in the main room. Also, most options only work for as long as you and the person you are ignoring are in the room.  If they (or you) leave and return, the ignore/block may need to be set again.
There are also some options which will work for blocking ALL private messages in some situations (see end of message).

How to ignore unwanted messages:
nickname = the nickname of the person you want to block/ignore
your-nick = your own nickname

There are several options ---

If you are using the WebChat (connected through the website) -
Click on the nickname in the room or on the sidebar list of nicknames and the sidebar will open and there is a checkbox for ignore. This also blocks you from seeing their messages in the room.

If you are using a 'script' or a chat 'client' (program) of some kind, the following options may or may not work, depending on what you are using to chat with.

 /ignore nickname 3 for messages in the channel from the specified nickname. (the 3 picks up the encrypted ip so they will remain ignored if they simply change nicknames)

 /ignore -pndi nickname "ignores", or blocks the nickname from private messaging you.

[/ignore -l will show your ignore list - that is a lowercase L]

you also can try this command to block all private msgs from a specific user:
/silence <*!*@coded.IP> d
(don't use the < > )
You may need to use /whois nickname to get the information that is after the "@"
[Example:  /whois cameleon and you get something like cameleon is [email protected] * cameleon, then you type
/silence *!*@rsr.br5.rtpslg.IP d

 /silence +nickname to block pvts and notices from that nickname. This now blocks you from seeing ALL messages from the nickname you specify, including blocking you from seeing what they type in the chatroom(s). Perhaps Useful when there's some jerk in the room and no ops available.

 /silence + without any nickname will block messages from everyone.. You probably don't want to use this one or it will look like the room is dead, lol!

[/silence without any nickname will show your silenced list]
These are some settings you can use to block multiple people from privating you, and you do not have to keep resetting them when  you reconnect, UNLESS you are using the website, which "forgets" your settings when you disconnect.

 /mode your-nick +Rc will block private messages from ALL unregistered users (R), and people who are not in the same rooms you are in (c)

Using the +g mode to deal with private messages:
And then there is +g - To use this, type /mode your-nick +g
you will get a message in your Status window (usually the window that has your nickname):
* your-nick sets mode: +g

Then when someone privates you, if you have not previously accepted them you get this message:
nickname [email protected] is messaging you, and you have umode +g. Use /ACCEPT +nickname to allow.
and you type /ACCEPT +nickname to add them to your accepted privates list.

Then they are allowed to private you.  When they private you after that, their nickname will appear in your list of rooms/chats as any usual private chat request.

To remove a nickname from your accepted privates list, use the same command with the minus (-) symbol instead of the plus (+) [Example: /ACCEPT -nickname

Bookmark this page and you can return to it whenever you need.

I hope this is helpful.

« Last Edit: August 05, 2021, 01:28:45 PM by TNTease »


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