Blacklist exempt

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If at any point of time you’ve had a black list exception you’ll need to apply for a new one. Sadly the list had grown long and very few entries had notes as to who it was for. You can apply for a new one using our Ban Appeal page. We’d like to apologize for any problems this may cause but this change will allow us to better maintain the list going forward.


Change is in the air

Network Update July 30th

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Recently we’ve been experiencing some issues with spam bots connecting to IdleChat and spamming a bunch of nonsense to the channels they join. If for any reason you or any friends get banned from the network and you’re not a spamming bot please check out our ban appeal page to get your ban removed. You can find our Ban Appeals page here. If you manage to see their message don’t repeat it in any channel or click on the links they post. Repeating the message the spam bot sends will result in a ban for who ever posts it, Sadly we will not guarantee the content of any link posted and could be harmful to your computer or smart phone.

March Server maintenance

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There will be some maintenance done to a couple of our servers from our service providers March 3rd between 5:00-6:00 UTC service to some servers will be disrupted for up to 5 mins, there’s a chance that you will experience connection issues, If you do all you have to do is continue to try to connect until you make it back online.

Cards Against Humanity

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Cards Against Humanity IRC bot

IRC bot that let’s you play [Cards Against Humanity] in IRC. The game is running on IdleChat inside #cah.


  • !start # – Start a new game. Optional parameter can by used to set a point limit for the game
    (e.g. `!start 10` to play until one player has 10 points.)
  • !stop – Stop the currently running game.
  • !pause – Pause the currently running game.
  • !resume – Resume a paused game.
  • !join – Join to the currently running game.
  • !quit – Quit from the game.
  • !cards – Show the cards you have in your hand.
  • !play # (#) – Play a card from your hand, # being the number of the card in the list.
    Play as many numbers separated by spaces as the current card required.
  • !winner # – Pick a winner of the round, # being the number of the entry in the list. Only for the current *card czar*.
  • !points – Show players’ *awesome points* in the current game.
  • !list – List players in the current game.
  • !status – Show current status of the game. Output depends on the state of the game
    (e.g. when waiting for players to play, you can check who hasn’t played yet)
  • !pick – Alias for !play and !winner commands.

Some of these commands reply as notice. If you use [Irssi], you can use [] to get notices on the active window instead of status window.


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How to Play Uno

Each player receives 7 cards with the remaining ones placed face down (virtually) to make up a DRAW pile. The top card of the DRAW pile is shown to begin a DISCARD pile. The first player has to match the card in the DISCARD pile either by number, color, or word. For example, if the card is a red 8, the next player must play a red card or any color 8, otherwise the player can play a Wild Card. If the player doesn’t have anything to play, they must draw a card from the DRAW pile. If they can play what is drawn, they can play. Otherwise, play moves to the next person (pass).

Channel Rules

  1. You must follow the rules of IdleChat’s Terms of Service.
  2. Some Trash talking is okay but don’t let it get out of hand.
    1. If you won’t say it while playing with your mom or grandma it doesn’t belong in #uno
    2. If you don’t want someone to say it to you don’t say it to other people.
  3. You’ll get 3 warnings, then you will receive a channel ban lasting 1 day.
    1. Each ban after will add 1 day, so the second time you get banned you will be banned for two days.

What Do these mean?!

[D2] Draw Two Cards – When this card is played, the next person to play must draw 2 cards and his/her turn is skipped.
[R] Reverse Card – Simply reverse direction of play. Play left becomes play right, and right becomes left.
[S] Skip Card – The next player to play loses his turn and is “skipped.” Mighty clever.
[W] Wild Card – This card can be played on any card. The person playing the card calls any color to continue play.
[WD4] Wild Draw Four Card – This is the best, meanest, most sneaky card to have. Not only does the player get to call the next color played, but the next player has to pick 4 cards and his/her turn is skipped.
There is a hitch, however (of course): you can only play this card when you don’t have a card in your hand that matches the color of the card previously played.


  • !start – Starts the game
  • !stop – Stops the game
  • !unowon [nick] – Shows information about a player
  • !unocmds – View all commands in channel
  • !remove [nick] – Remove a player from the game (Radien only command)


  • !unotop10 – Shows top 10 players
  • !unotop3last – Shows last months top 3 games and top 3 players
  • !unofast – Shows current month’s fastest game
  • !unohigh – Shows current month’s high score
  • !unorecords – Shows All-Time Record for Points/games/speed/highest score and cards played

Card Commands

  • jo=join – Joins the game
  • pl=play – Plays a card
  • dr=draw – Draw a card
  • pa=pass – Pass/Skip your turn
  • co=color – Pick a color

Chan Commands

  • ca=cards – Shows your cards
  • cd=card – Shows active card
  • tu=turn – Shows current player
  • od=order – Shows order of game
  • ct=count – Shows number of cards each player has
  • st=stats – Shows information about current game
  • ti=time – Shows how long game has been going


  • Wild Draw Four: play wdf or pl wdf
  • Wild Card: play w or pl w
  • Draw Two: play [red/blue/yellow/green] dt or pl [r/b/y/g] dt
  • Skip Card: play [red/blue/yellow/green] s or pl [r/b/y/g] s
  • Reverse Card: play [red/blue/yellow/green] r or pl [r/b/y/g] r
  • Number card: play [red/blue/yellow/green] [1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/0] or play [r/b/y/g] [1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/0]


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Werewolf is a variant of the party game Mafia. In summary, the objective is to eliminate members of the opposing team. At the start of the game, players are privately assigned roles as a wolf, or villager (all unknown to others). At night, the wolves select one victim to kill, and when the sun rises, villagers must persecute (lynch) one person they believe is the wolf with a majority vote. This is a game of trust, and deception, as no one can be certain of the roles of everyone else. The game continues until there are the same amount of wolves as villagers (wolves win), or all the wolves are dead (villagers win).

Channel & User Stats

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If you have a nickname registered with NickServ
syntax: /msg nickserv register password email
and/or a channel registered with ChanServ
syntax: /msg chanserv register channel [description]
you now can use a couple commands that will allow services to keep track of a few things.

  1. Syntax: /msg nickserv set chanstats {ON | OFF}
    Turn Chanstats nickname statistics ON or OFF.
    The Command can be used by anyone.
  2. Syntax: /msg chanserv set chanstats channel {ON | OFF}
    Turn Chanstats channel statistics ON or OFF.
    This Command should only be used by channel owners.

This has added fantasy commands to your channel

  • !top
    Displays the top 3 users of current channel
  • !top10
    Displays the top 10 users of current channel
  • !gtop
    Displays the top 3 users of the network
  • !gtop10
    Displays the top 10 users of the network
  • !stats
    Displays your channel stats for the channel you’ve sent the command in.
  • !gstats
    Displays your global stats for all channels on the network

This has added ChanServ commands

  • top
    Syntax: /msg chanserv top #Channel
    Displays the top 3 users of a channel
  • top10
    Syntax: /msg chanserv top10 #Channel
    Displays the top 10 users of a channel
  • gtop
    Syntax: /msg chanserv gtop
    Displays the top 3 users of the network
  • gtop10
    Syntax: /msg chanserv gtop10
    Displays the top 10 users of the network

Network changes

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Hello, We the staff of IdleChat have had a meeting today and we’ve come to the agreement that some things need to change on the network so slowly over the next few days you’ll see changes in #help, #idlechat and other various places. If you have any questions please stop by #help and voice them or contact us on twitter or Facebook, Also feel free to drop by #idlechat and say hello

Network Limits & Restrictions

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We’ve complied a list of things the network limits for various reasons, These restrictions keeps the network fair for all users. Some of these limits keep the network accessible to all IRC clients.

Limit Type Maximum Limit
Number of channels you can be in 100
Number of bans (+b) on a channel 60
Number of excepts (+e) on a channel 60
Number of invite excepts (+I) on a channel 60
Length of a channel name 32 characters
Length of a nickname 30 characters
Length of a channel topic 307 characters
Length of an away message 307 characters
Length of time before a nickname can be registered 30 seconds
Days before an unused nickname drops 60 days
Days before an unused channel drops 60 days
Number of nicks in a single nickname group 16
Number of entries in a nickname’s access list 100
Number of channels registered to a single nickname 20
Number of entries in a single channel’s access list 1024
Number of entries on a single channel’s akick list 100
Number of channels for NickServ’s AutoJoin list 100
Number of memos a user may store 20
Number of entries on a single channel’s badwords list 64
Number of days ChanServ keeps seen Data 180 days
Number of connections from a single IP address 6