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Nick Prefixes Explained

October 25, 2009 - 8:53 am

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Nick prefixes are the symbols which you see at the start of some people’s nicknames. GeekShed uses 5 different prefixes for nicknames. ~ for owners – to get this, you need to be +q in the channel & for admins – to get this, you need to be +a in the channel @ for full…

GeekShed Certificate Authority

October 24, 2009 - 8:12 pm

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GeekShed has established a certificate authority to allow it to issue signed SSL certificates. All you must do, to prevent your IRC client notifying you of a bad certificate (unless of course your connection is being tampered with) is install our root certificate. To do this on Windows, follow the following simple steps: 1) Download…

Topic RSS

October 24, 2009 - 7:33 pm

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EDIT: You can also do this with Javascript now! See for info. We have setup the following RSS feeds that track topic changes. For the current topic of every channel on the network use: feed:// For a feed that returns the current topic of any channel you specify replace, “help” with the channel name…

User Count Badges

October 24, 2009 - 7:20 pm

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GeekShed offers free badges for your website to display how many users your channel has. To get one for your site, use the following easy generator: Channel name: Small Image?: Big Image?: Long Image?: BG Color: Samples: Big: Small: Long: NOTE: For a text-only count of the users in a channel, use: In the…