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== Silence Command ==
 
== Silence Command ==
  
The '''Silence''' Command may be used to effectively prevent
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The '''Silence''' Command may be used to effectively prevent private messages, commonly known as "PM", notices, and CTCP events from another user from reaching you.
private messages, commonly known as "PM",
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notices, and CTCP events from another user from reaching you.
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For channel messages you have to use the /ignore command (client side).
 
For channel messages you have to use the /ignore command (client side).
  
If you desire to invoke the silence command,
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If you desire to invoke the silence command, type the following in the input line of your IRC client:
type the following in the input line of your IRC client:
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  /silence +nickname
  /silence +nickname  
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Replace "nickname" above with the nickname you wish to silence.
 
Replace "nickname" above with the nickname you wish to silence.
  
If they keep changing the nick use:  
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If they keep changing the nick use: <tt>/silence +[[hostmask]]</tt> (wildcards work too, e.g., /silence +mib_* or *@*BEEFB9E5.IP).
/silence +[[hostmask]]  
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(wildcards work too, e.g., /silence +mib_* or *@*BEEFB9E5.IP).
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To remove silence protection you have set, type:
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To remove silence protection you have set, type: <tt>/silence -nickname</tt> or <tt>/silence -[[hostmask]]</tt>.
/silence -nickname
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or
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/silence -[[hostmask]]  
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To show the current silence list type:
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/silence
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The result of silencing users is transparent.
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To show the current silence list type <tt>/silence</tt>
You won't know they are trying to PM you and
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they won't know you aren't receiving their PMs.
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After logging out of your IRC client, any active nicknames that are
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The result of silencing users is transparent. You won't know they are trying to PM you and they won't know you aren't receiving their PMs.
silenced will become unsilenced upon restarting your IRC client.
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/silence is a server command (while /ignore is client dependent).
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After logging out of your IRC client, any active nicknames that are silenced will become unsilenced upon restarting your IRC client.
[[Category:Commands]][[Category:How To]][[Category:IRC]]
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== Comparison Between <tt>/ignore</tt> And <tt>/silence</tt> ==
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It is an unfortunate situation that to properly block all messages from a user, both commands must be used. The basic difference between them is that <tt>/silence</tt> is an irc server command and <tt>[[/ignore]]</tt> is a part of the Mibbit client.
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[[Category:Commands]]
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[[Category:How To]]
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[[Category:IRC]]

Latest revision as of 21:11, 6 March 2013

Silence Command

The Silence Command may be used to effectively prevent private messages, commonly known as "PM", notices, and CTCP events from another user from reaching you. For channel messages you have to use the /ignore command (client side).

If you desire to invoke the silence command, type the following in the input line of your IRC client:

/silence +nickname

Replace "nickname" above with the nickname you wish to silence.

If they keep changing the nick use: /silence +hostmask (wildcards work too, e.g., /silence +mib_* or *@*BEEFB9E5.IP).

To remove silence protection you have set, type: /silence -nickname or /silence -hostmask.

To show the current silence list type /silence

The result of silencing users is transparent. You won't know they are trying to PM you and they won't know you aren't receiving their PMs.

After logging out of your IRC client, any active nicknames that are silenced will become unsilenced upon restarting your IRC client.

Comparison Between /ignore And /silence

It is an unfortunate situation that to properly block all messages from a user, both commands must be used. The basic difference between them is that /silence is an irc server command and /ignore is a part of the Mibbit client.