On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 12:06 AM, Helen Koike wrote:
> Quick help here:
> "#debian-welcome: Cannot join channel (Need to be identified and
> verified to join this channel"
The NickServ info for your nick says you are not verified.
> I am already identified, how can I do the "verified" part?
I thought this referred to email verification, but the OFTC news says:
As of 2017-03-26, NickServ will require nick verification via
services.oftc.net for the +R user mode. This affects channels using
the +M and +R channel modes.
In other words, make sure to verify your newly registered nickname
using the web interface.
It looks like you have to login and solve a Google CAPTCHA:
For folks who don't run JS, python3-librecaptcha might be helpful here.
> Also, shouldn't the channel be easy for newcomers to join?
Yes, the recent spam flooding of OFTC and Freenode have caused a lot
of channels to apply +M/+R and similar channel modes to block the
spammers. I guess it might be time to disable that, especially for