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 client

Our browser client allows you to easily take part in the conversation, but it lacks all of the customization options that you were promised existed within IRC. This issue is resolved by installing your own IRC client on your devices, or by using a more customizable web client.

There exists a huge number of IRC clients, each with their own features (or lack thereof). This page is going to suggest a few popular IRC clients for each platform / operating system. If the suggested ones don't fulfill your needs, feel free to look up alternatives, there is no client specific limitation in place on NoBleme's IRC server.

Regardless of which client you choose to use, you will need to input the following connection information in order to make it connect to NoBleme's IRC server:

6697 (SSL) / 6667 (standard)

Once connected to NoBleme's IRC server, you might want to browse the channel list in order to join all channels that could be of interest to you, and to register your username in order to gain ownership of your username on the server and have access to a few useful features.

If you get confused or stuck in the process of setting up your IRC client, feel free to ask for help using the browser client. If anyone is around, it is very likely that they will do their best to help you out. If not, be patient, someone will eventually show up.

Third party web clients

Web clients have the advantage of not requiring you to install anything on your computer. All you need to do is create an account on a website, which will then remember your customization options.

A major downside to this simplicity however is that these clients are hosted by third party websites, which might 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.

IRCCloud is a solid web client with a highly customizable user experience and a lot of modern features. It also comes with partial bouncer capabilities and high quality mobile applications for Android and iOS. There is an optional paying service which acts as a full time bouncer, but worry not, the free tier gives you access to every other feature, there is no need to pay for anything.

KiwiIRC is a very simplistic web client with a few modern features. It is often used to embed onto websites: in fact we use it as our browser client on NoBleme. It also lets you register an account and can act as your regular IRC client - a simple yet efficient option.

Computer software

If you'd rather install an IRC client on your computer, there are a lot of options to choose from. Most of them tend to be cross platform and work at least on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

HexChat is one of the most common IRC clients for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Despite its simplistic (and a bit outdated) interface, it is fairly easy to configure, customize, and use for chatting.

Quassel is another solution available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. It is much more complicated to configure and use, but comes with more flexibility in how you want your user experience to be.

WeeChat is a Linux only solution for the more technically inclined - avoid it if you are not versed in computer science. It is a purely command line client, which can be ran on a server and give you full bouncer capabilities. You can then access it through Glowing Bear for a better user experience.

Mobile applications

When away from your computer, or if you choose to use a mobile device instead of a computer as your main computing device, you will need to use an IRC client in the form of a mobile application.

IRCCloud has already been mentioned earlier as a third party web option, it also happens to come with high quality mobile applications for Android and iOS. Keep in mind that the downside of this solution is that you are using a third party service, which might collect and use your personal data.

HoloIRC is a minimalistic, simple, and efficient IRC client for Android. It has BNC support, which means it can be used to connect to a bouncer if you have access to one or are technically inclined enough to set one up.

Igloo IRC is a minimalistic, simple, and efficient IRC client for iOS. It has BNC support, which means it can be used to connect to a bouncer if you have access to one or are technically inclined enough to set one up.