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 Commands

On IRC, any action other than chatting is done through what are called "commands". They are regular chat messages, with the only difference being that their first character must always be a / slash. It does not matter in which channel you send the commands, they will always be invisible to other users.

You will find a list of a few useful commands below. When a word is between [brackets], then it means that its value can be anything you want and you should replace it with something else. For example, if given the command /join #[channel], you should use it as /join #NoBleme or /join #english.

More commands relating to account management and channel management can be found in the NickServ and ChanServ pages of this FAQ.


Clears the currently visible chat messages by removing all text on your screen. Useful in case of clutter, or if you want to hide some history from view. This does not however permanently delete any archived chat logs, and does not clear the screens of other users' IRC clients (everyone else will still see the message history).


Disconnects you from the IRC server which you are currently using.

/server [server]

Connects to an existing IRC server. For example connecting to NoBleme's IRC server is done by typing /server irc.nobleme.com. You may be on more than one IRC server at once.


Lists all public IRC channels on the server, along with the number of users currently using each of them.

/join #[channel]

Joins an existing IRC channel. Some channels are private and can not be joined unless you are specifically granted access to them. You can find out which channels exist on NoBleme's IRC server on our channel list, or by using the /list command.

/names #[channel]

Lists all users currently in the specified channel, even if you are currently not present in it. This will not work if used on a private channel.

/part #[channel]

Leaves an IRC channel on which you currently are. You will no longer be able to send messages to this channel (unless you rejoin it), and will stop receiving messages sent to this channel by other users.

/nick [username]

Changes your current username to the desired new username. If the desired username is already in use, it will not work. Your username is the same in every IRC channel on specific IRC server, there is no way to have a different username in different channels.

/whois [username]

Returns various elements of information about the specified user. The amount and nature of the returned elements depend on the user's IRC client and settings.

/whowas [username]

Returns various elements of information about a specified username, even if they are not present on the server anymore. This is a useful way to know when a person last used IRC.

/msg [username] [message]

Sends a private message to the specified user. Only you and the specified user will be able to see the contents of this message, it will not be shared on any channels and will be hidden even from the administrators of the IRC server. For example, if you were trying to initiate a private conversation with a user named SomeUser, you would send the following message: /msg SomeUser Hello, how are you doing?

/ignore [username]

Blocks all incoming messages from the specified user. Not only will you stop receiving their private messages, but you will also not see any further messages sent by them on IRC channels in which both of you are present. The ignored user will still be able to see your messages, there is no way to make your messages invisible to a specific user. The ignore command will automatically continue working on them even if they change username.

/unignore [username]

Stops blocking messages from a currently ignored user.