Talk:IRC/Migrating to Libera Chat

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Hi. {{Channel}} may need to be updated to point to Libera Chat, but I am not sure when would be the most appropriate. Just a note that we may need to keep this in mind. Killiondude (talk) 16:46, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

TLS information[edit]

I've added a line about Libera Chat enforcing the use of TLS1.2 or greater, whereas Freenode allowed TLS1.0 or greater. I don't think this sentence is particularly non-techie, so I'd appreciate it if someone can reword this a bit :) Thanks, stwalkerster (talk) 18:57, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

I added a note that the way to figure out if this is your issue is to try connecting on plaintext. And I moved it into the "Creating an account" section, since that's when people are most likely to run into it. Otherwise LGTM. Legoktm (talk) 18:22, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

Channel listing[edit]

Considering the new (draft?) policy is concerned with "polluting the channel list results", maybe the instructions could suggest to also add +s so that the migrated channels are not listed any more. Nemo 08:33, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Added. Though it seems the policy "draft" was reverted... Legoktm (talk) 18:18, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

User flags[edit]

It was noted on #conservancy that:

 nurupo> btw, instead of removing invited one-by-one one can clear them all with `/msg ChanServ CLEAR #channel BANS I`

Nemo 08:35, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Legoktm (talk) 18:26, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

Dropped nicknames[edit]

My nickname on the previous channel was dropped (I don't use IRC that much any more), so it's currently impossible for me to re-obtain a Wikimedia cloak through the /msg wmopbot libera procedure. Should I wait until the current migration is completed? Or is there any other possibility? Sannita - not just another sysop 22:19, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

Yes, you'll have to wait a bit, the normal cloak procedure isn't ready yet. Legoktm (talk) 07:16, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

Libera webchat avalaible[edit] is now mentioned in You may wish to add it to the list. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:48, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

IRC for newbies[edit]

Most of the time when newbies ask how to join IRC, they are asked « what is your client ». But newbies most of the tine dont know what « a client » is. They can’t make the difference between channel, server, client and dont know what to enter when they are asked to gill out these fields (what about the « port » field?). It would be useful to explain: -what is a client - give advice on which one to choose - make a stop by step tutorial with print screens to explain exactly what to do (1 google « name od client » 2 download by clicking here 3 open and ect - make an online training during on « office hour »? - explain witb concrete examples how to fill out the fields for each step

As everybody is moving to libera chat I guess it would be perfect timing.

Please ping me if you do any of these things as I am still struggling after 5 years on something as simple as that. Nattes à chat (talk) 05:32, 28 May 2021 (UTC)