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Bug 555051 - Option to suppress IRC Nickserv Identification Messages
Option to suppress IRC Nickserv Identification Messages
Product: empathy
Classification: Core
Component: Accounts
Other All
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: empathy-maint
: 605296 615754 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-10-05 01:15 UTC by Jim Rorie
Modified: 2018-05-22 13:16 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Jim Rorie 2008-10-05 01:15:25 UTC
When identifying the user, Empathy reports the result of the communication with NickServ in a similar fashion as normal communication.  For some people that fire up multiple IRC accounts on laptops that move around alot, there is an awful lot of clearing of these messages.  If they are monitoring idle channels to provide help, the overhead of the message clearing can be a bit much.

My thinking is that IRC should operate like other protocols where logging in with a password is a silent operation unless there is a failure.
Comment 1 Jim Rorie 2008-10-26 12:52:38 UTC
After thinking about this a bit, I think the path of least resistance would be to allow the user to create a contact name "NickServ" and set them to be ignored. I'm not sure if this functionality is available yet since the Ubuntu RC Contact list is buggy.

Comment 2 Guillaume Desmottes 2009-06-04 12:52:17 UTC
I'm wondering how much of this shouldn't be done in telepathy-idle directly...
Comment 3 Jim Rorie 2009-06-04 13:18:52 UTC
Ideally, Telepathy should provide the capability to suppress IRC protocol specific messages.  The noob user is really only interested in the chat, not the underlying op messages, etc.  

My suggestion was a quick and dirty workaround to get it so that it could be used and tested by individuals like me.  If it had a similar level of functionality to pidgin for IRC, then I could run it regularly and provide feedback.  
Comment 4 Guillaume Desmottes 2009-06-10 12:37:25 UTC
Maybe we should have API in the spec to report such kind of messages.
Comment 5 Guillaume Desmottes 2009-12-23 09:33:27 UTC
*** Bug 605296 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Michael T 2010-04-08 09:32:32 UTC
KSirc displayed messages from NickServ and friends as inline channel messages.  That meant that you didn't miss anything but that you didn't get flooded with private messages.
Comment 7 Guillaume Desmottes 2010-04-15 07:25:12 UTC
*** Bug 615754 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Sam Gaus 2011-04-29 12:35:16 UTC
Are there any plans to fix this bug soon?
Comment 9 Jean-François Fortin Tam 2011-10-10 20:38:18 UTC
It has been said that one way to fix this would be to ignore "notices" from nickserv (nickserv will still reply to you using normal "messages" if you talk to it).

The nickserv notices, at least on freenode, are pretty much useless.
Comment 10 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-05-22 13:16:11 UTC
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