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Says my nickname is already connected

Postby Lenin » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:54 pm


I'm not the most experienced person with IRC but i registered my nick, got the confirmation code and typed it in. I was fine using this for some time now but this morning I tried connecting to IRC and it said:

[17:52:20] * Connected. Now logging in.
[17:52:20] * *** Looking up your hostname...
[17:52:20] * *** Checking ident...
[17:52:20] * *** Couldn't resolve your hostname; using your IP address instead
[17:52:23] * *** No ident response; username prefixed with ~
[17:52:23] * You have not registered
[17:52:23] * <mynickname> is already in use. Retrying with ...
[17:52:23] * nickname given

What do I do?
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Re: Says my nickname is already connected

Postby Sf Brave » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:30 pm


This was for SwiftIRC? - if yes..
Try: /ns recover nickname password
(It will change your nickname to Unknown, if it's registered)
If it isn't registered, then you will have to wait to see if whoever is on it, quits, then you can..
Then: /nick your-nickname
Then: /ns register password password email email (to claim it)

Good luck.

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