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BNC Service

May 24, 2010 - 12:04 pm

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GeekShed has today launched a free BNC service for users to use for connecting to the network. Find out all about it and get your BNC at

Loss of a dear friend

May 16, 2010 - 5:57 am

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It is with great regret that I write to report the passing of a friend of many years. Jennifer Nicole Noles, IRC nicknames sin and nic, died this morning in Vegas. She suffered from Endometriosis. Nic has been a user on GeekShed and it’s predecessor for over 7 years and, in that time, has touched…

Redirecting one channel to another

May 13, 2010 - 4:03 pm

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If you have changed the name of your channel or would like to merge a few channels into one, you can use ChanServ to create a redirect from your old channel to your new channel. To do this, use the following command: /cs redirect #oldchannel #newchannel There are various restrictions on this command. These are…

E-Mail Validation

May 5, 2010 - 8:38 pm

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After recent BotNet attacks on GeekShed and other IRC networks, lessons have been learned and measures have been put in place to mitigate the effects of future attacks. One such mitigation method is validation of e-mail addresses. When you register a new nickname in the future, you will be sent an e-mail to ensure that…

Denial of Service

April 26, 2010 - 5:04 am

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As I write this, GeekShed is suffering a large scale Denial of Service attack. It is expected that the attack is the result of a user being banned in the channel owned by Chris Pirillo. Following this ban, much flooding ensued. After this was quashed by #chris ops, a botnet was set on GeekShed. This…

TOS Changes

April 22, 2010 - 8:13 pm

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We have today implemented a policy to help tackle ban evasion and various privacy issues on GeekShed. This policy underwent much discussion and we are confident that its implementation is beneficial for GeekShed and its users. Our full Terms of Service can be found at the usual location. The changes are as follows: It is…

GeekShed Bot Policy

April 22, 2010 - 7:56 pm

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A bot is defined as any client which joins a channel on the GeekShed IRC network and interacts with it through one or more automated scripts. If your own IRC client runs scripts which can be automatically triggered you are considered to be a bot and may be banned from the network for joining channels…

Setting a ban appeal procedure for your channel

April 15, 2010 - 11:35 am

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We have written and loaded a module into services to allow you to specify a ban appeal procedure for your channel. This module will allow users to see your ban appeal information when they do /cs info #yourchannel and also online at We have made this URL easy to remember so that you can…

Ban Appeal Module

April 14, 2010 - 8:56 pm

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Due to the increasing number of people whining about channel bans in other channels, we came up with an easy solution. This was to create the page at and add information of channel’s ban appeal procedures. This page can than be linked to when someone is wondering what they can do about a channel…

Ban Appeals

April 13, 2010 - 8:16 pm

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If you are banned from a channel on GeekShed you will find no help in other channels, especially #help. This post lists the ban appeal procedures for various channels on GeekShed. If the channel you were banned from is not listed on this page and you wish to appeal the ban you should PM the…