IRC/Cloaks/Nick setup repetition
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We ask that you set your nick up using the guidelines set out by freenode This allows you to
- reset your password if you have forgotten it, as you have an e-mail set
- still get your cloak on an alt nick if for some reason you can't use your main.
If you are having trouble working out what stage you are at, you can ask in #freenode for guidance.