[webkit-dev] +R mode on #webkit IRC channel

Simon Hausmann hausmann at kde.org
Tue Jan 19 01:54:09 PST 2010

On Tuesday 19 January 2010 ext Xan Lopez, wrote:
> Hi,
> I woke up this morning to find #webkit set up with mode +R
> (http://docs.dal.net/docs/modes.html#2.17), so basically you can't
> speak unless you have your nick registered on freenode. Is this a new
> policy or just some error or temporary measure that someone forgot to
> disable? If it's the latter it would be good to go back to normality.

Yesterday morning someone flooded the channel with CTCP version request (or 
something) that caused everyone to get rejected from the IRC servers due to 
flooding. It was a rather effective DoS where the only way to stay on IRC 
required leaving #webkit.

I personally don't mind nickserv registration as requirement.

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