Lost account access

As a part of its privacy policy, NoBleme will protect your anonymity as much as possible. This means that you will never be sent any emails that could be used to link you to your identity on the website, or asking you to provide your password. On top of that, automated password recovery systems can be used in a few nefarious ways that we would rather not have to deal with. With this context in mind, NoBleme decided to not implement an automated account recovery process.

If you have lost access to your account (forgotten username, forgotten password, or otherwise), the only way to recover that access is to go on NoBleme's NoBleme's IRC chat server and ask for a website administrator to manually reset your account's password. No need to worry about identity usurpation, there is a strict process in place that will allow the administrator to verify your identity before doing the resetting.



IRC bots

Not every user on NoBleme's IRC server is a human being. Some of them are automated programs designed to serve a specific role on the server, which we call IRC bots.

Some of our IRC bots are an integral part of the server. Rather than acting like regular users, they will never be present in any public IRC channel. They are NickServ, which handles username management, and ChanServ, which handles channel management.

Other bots will be present in IRC channels and directly interact with users in various ways (depending on their purpose). NoBleme's most important IRC bots will be documented on this page, but there might be more of them on the server… keep an eye out for them!

The official NoBleme bot

NoBleme only has one official bot. It goes by the nickname NoBleme, and idles in a few channels. It is a non interactive bot : NoBleme will write content on IRC, but it will never reply to anyone's messages.

The official NoBleme bot will relay any activity coming from the website on the channels #english (in english), #NoBleme (in french), and #dev (development updates). Most content that appears on the recent activity page will also be shared on IRC by the official NoBleme bot, which allows you to keep in touch with what is happening on the website without having to check the website.

Non official bot

A non official bot can be found in every major channel of NoBleme's IRC server. It is an interactive bot, which has a variety of uses - observe how the regulars use it and you might find it useful for your own needs!

Nicknamed Chocolatine, its role is to give a few quality of life features missing on IRC: previews links, offers a translation service, converts timezones, gives the weather on demand, and more. It is an instance of Sopel maintained by a user nicknamed Exirel.

Can I run my own IRC bot on NoBleme's server?

You are free to use bots on the server, as long as they do not cause any disruption.

Do keep in mind however that bots might not be welcomed in individual channels. Consult with the local Operators before adding your own bot to an already established channel. For example, the two main channels (#english and #NoBleme) will not accept more than the two bots they each currently have.

If you add a bot on NoBleme's IRC server and believe it could be of public utility, contact the admins detailing your bot's purpose and where to find it. It might get added to this documentation page or maybe even welcomed in some of our official channels.