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GeekShed comment avatars

December 10, 2009 - 11:20 am

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GeekShed links its comments with to provide user avatars next to their comments. The comments on the GeekShed site are linked, via your e-mail address, with your account at If you would like an avatar on the GeekShed site, register for a account and link your e-mail address and avatars to it….

Network Wide Bot System

December 10, 2009 - 8:23 am

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Those of you with better memory may remember this. Development of this was started before those of us who run GeekShed left WyldRyde. For obvious reasons, development was postponed and has, fairly recently, resumed. For those of you who don’t remember, here is an overview… GeekShed is releasing a network wide bot system named ShedServ….

New Server and Staff Member

December 5, 2009 - 6:16 am

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Today, GeekShed has welcomed another server to its array and another staff member to its ranks. We are pleased to announce the linking of a new server, based in Kent, England, named Andromus. This server has been donated by Kyle, who, after many years of service to GeekShed has been asked to join our staff…

Does GeekShed have IPv6 Support?

November 18, 2009 - 4:59 am

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As of 17 November, 2009 – We do! This is currently a purely experimental feature but we would greatly appreciate your testing and feedback on it. You can connect to GeekShed’s IPv6 Round Robin at If you require any help with anything IPv6, come see us in #help.

New Server

November 16, 2009 - 8:19 pm

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Corey and have donated a new server to the GeekShed family. This server goes by the name Equinox and is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This should provide lower latency connections for our Northern, Central and Western Canadian users. The server is still undergoing testing and will be added to the round robin sometime…

Why should I register my nickname and how do I do it?

November 9, 2009 - 2:08 pm

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Registering your nickname on GeekShed provides a number of benefits. The most notable of these is that registering your nickname prevents other people from using it. Once a user starts using the nickname, they will be asked to ‘identify’ to it with a password. If they fail to do so, their nickname will be changed….

How did GeekShed Start?

November 8, 2009 - 1:44 pm

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GeekShed was formed on 23rd October, 2009. It was originally comprised of all of the servers – and most of the staff – from the WyldRyde IRC network. Many of WyldRyde’s users chose to move their channels to GeekShed. Full information can be found in the original migration notice. Read the full migration notice: PDF…

Channel Flood Protection Tutorial

November 8, 2009 - 10:06 am

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The +f channel mode provides comprehensive flood protection for a channel. This mode allows you to prevent join, nick change, CTCP, text, and knock floods. The syntax for this mode’s parameter is as follows: /mode #channel +f [{#}{,…}]: The amount specifies the number of times the specified flood must occur before action is taken. Below…

Can I be an Oper on GeekShed?

November 7, 2009 - 8:27 pm

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In short, no. You cannot apply to join the GeekShed staff team. When a vacancy for a staff position comes up, current staff will nominate and vote on how best to fill that position. These nominations will be based on… Time spent on the network – Every current staff member has been on the network…

Can I make my own BotServ bot?

November 7, 2009 - 7:56 pm

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Yes, you can! There are 2 classifications of botserv bots, Public and Private. These are detailed below. Public Bots Anyone may request a public bot absolutely free. These bots are available for all users to assign to their channels. However, they must be completely generic and not channel specific – for example a Spooks themed…