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 bouncer

A limitation of IRC is that while you are not connected to the server, you can not know which conversations are going on, and thus miss out on some chat history. To some people, this is actually a desirable thing. To others, it is an annoyance. If you are part of the latter, then bouncers are the solution you are looking for.

A bouncer is an IRC tool which, instead of being installed on your personal computer or device, is instead installed on a distant server. This allows it to be connected to IRC at all times, thus ensuring you never miss out on any chat history when your computer or devices are shut down or not connected to IRC.

Bouncers work in such a way that instead of using your IRC client to connect to NoBleme's IRC server, you would instead use your IRC client to connect to your IRC bouncer which is permanently connected to NoBleme's IRC server.

Sadly, there are no easy solutions to set up a bouncer. If you lack the technical knowledge required to do server administration, then you will not be able to install your own bouncer, and will need to use third party solutions or manage to find someone generous enough to lend you access to a bouncer on their own server.

Third party bouncer services

A few websites offer partial or full IRC bouncer services. Keep in mind however that these websites being third party services, they might collect or exploit your user data, or even monitor your conversations. On top of that, you are relying on their website to stay online at all times, any downtime of their platform will mean that you are unable to access IRC during that time - or even permanently if their platform ever shuts down.

Some free ZNC providers exist (ZNC is the most commonly used bouncer). Each of them require you to follow a unique and specific process to create your bouncer instance, which you can then connect to using any IRC client of your choice. Be aware that some of these are restricted to specific IRC networks, and thus might not allow you to create a bouncer instance connected to NoBleme's IRC server. It might be a bit of a pain to figure out how to go through the setup process, but at least once it is done you do not have to worry about it anymore and can focus on using IRC normally.

IRCCloud is a browser IRC client which also includes mobile applications for Android and iOS, aswell as a partial bouncer service (keeps tracking chat history for 2 hours after you log out). The service is free, but includes an optional paid solution which enables full bouncer capabilities, tracking full chat history no matter how long you are offline.

For the more technically inclined

If you already know how to setup a server, then you should not need advanced instructions on how to setup a bouncer - simply following the instructions in your bouncer of choice's documentation should be enough. Here are two common bouncers that are easy to setup and use.

ZNC is the most common bouncer choice, and has been the "standard" choice for a very long time. Its webadmin module allows you to easily administrate user accounts on your ZNC instance if you want to offer bouncer services to other people.

The Lounge is a two for one solution, being both a bouncer and a modern browser IRC client with an interface that works well on both computers and mobile devices. As with ZNC, you can add users to your installation of The Lounge if you want to offer bouncer services to other people.