Create your own nickname
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--18.104.22.168 21:06, 23 July 2008 (UTC) == == Registering your Nickname == # '''Choose a user name or nick'''. This user name should consist only of the letters from A-Z, the ciphers from 0-9 (but not as first character) and certain symbols such as "_" and "-". It may have a maximum of 16 characters. Please note that some nicknames are used internally and cannot be used. Also, please stay family friendly with your nicknames #'''Change your user name to the user name you have chosen'''. Suppose you chose the nick ''"applecake"''. Type the following in the window titled irc.mibbit.com: #:<code>/nick applecake</code> # '''Register your nick or user name'''. Type the following command and replace ''your_password'' with a password that will be easy to remember and replace ''firstname.lastname@example.org'' with your correct email address #:<code>/msg nickserv register ''your_password'' ''email@example.com''</code> #:If you want your email address to remain private, use the following command: #:<code>/msg nickserv set hide email on</code> # '''Register an alternate nickname using the same password'''. If you would like to register an alternate nickname, repeat the same procedure, using steps 2 to 3. #'''Identify with Nickserv'''. Each time you connect, you should sign in, or "identify" yourself, using the following command: #:<code>/msg nickserv identify ''your_password''</code> #'''Auto connect with mibbit:''' For your convience, if you are using the full http://www.mibbit.com version and are registered and logged in, you can add that nick and password to the "My Account" list to be auto-identified. '''Please note''' that registering on the irc servers (such as irc.mibbit.com) is different from registering with Mibbit (using the login/register fields up the top of the page). '''Note:''' If you get on the server (after registering) and someone else has taken your name: type in /msg NickServ GHOST <username> <password> to kick the user from your nickname. Then type /nick <username> to change your nick back! You can also do '/msg NickServ help' or '/ns help' for extensive help (some servers also use /nickserv). See also http://dev.anope.org/docgen/en_us/NickServ.php . ---- ==]] After successfully registering your nick you now might also want to create your own channel.