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Does GeekShed spy on channels or private messages?

February 7, 2011 - 4:33 pm

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In short, no. We value your privacy and, as a company, we do not store any logs of any conversations, private or otherwise. There are a few exceptions which I shall explain below: All network staff log the channels that they are in and the private messages that they receive. These logs are typically for…

New Swedish Server – Greenbean

February 6, 2011 - 12:58 pm

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Kottizen, a new user to GeekShed but a long time member of the Anope and UnrealIRCD support communities has kindly donated a server on behalf of the datacentre he works for, The server is located in Växjö, Sweden and adds another great European leaf to the GeekShed network. We thank Kottizen for the donation…

Guess who’s back? Back again!

February 4, 2011 - 10:14 am

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Kyle previously joined the GeekShed staff back in late 2009 (original post) but he left to pursue other life interests. He has, though, realised that GeekShed is a pretty fantabulous place to be and is back with avengence. We’re pleased to have such an experienced and friendly staff member back on the team.

Twitter in your channel

January 18, 2011 - 5:26 pm

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GeekShed provides a twitter bot, aptly named “Twitter”, to provide you with a twitter feed in your channel. It’s very easy to use and doesn’t require that you give over your twitter login. Remember, GeekShed will never ask you for your Twitter login! To use it, follow these simple steps: All of the commands below…

BNC Usability

January 16, 2011 - 5:08 pm

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Our BNC service now has 109 registered users. This is good. We do, however, get questions daily about connecting to it. Although I am sure this is mainly due to people not reading the manual, it’d be easier for all involved if there were clear instructions about how to connect to the BNC with different…

1st Birthday Competition

October 17, 2010 - 7:57 am

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It’s been a long and eventful year, but we’ve survived! GeekShed shall be 1 year old on 24th October. To celebrate our first year, we have some giveaways for you. We’re not as rich as Microsoft, so don’t get your hopes up too much. We are giving away two $50 (USD) gift vouchers to Amazon….

The past 8 months

June 21, 2010 - 3:18 pm

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GeekShed is now near enough 8 months old. Those of you who have been with us from the start may remember the document outlining why the majority of the staff and servers were splitting away from WyldRyde and starting a-fresh on GeekShed. Those of you who don’t remember can find the document in PDF format….

Getting information about channel user counts

June 2, 2010 - 12:49 pm

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We have implemented a feature which tracks the number of users in GeekShed channels. This information can then be used to give you information such as average user counts over different time periods. Although we have not fully decided what to do with this data, the basis of the system can be found at….

How to block specific phrases from your channel

May 31, 2010 - 3:32 pm

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GeekShed maintains a list of words which will be censored when chmode +G is set and also a spamfilter of URLs or phrases that are blocked network wide. You can block or censor certain phrases in your own channel regardless of whether or not you have chmode +G set. To do this, you can use…

GeekShed’s YouTube Channel

May 30, 2010 - 9:38 am

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GeekShed has a YouTube channel where we post videos created by staff and users relating to various aspects of GeekShed. Many of these will show you, in the form of a screen video, how to perform certain tasks and make your IRC experience better. This can be found at Here are a list of…