IRC4Fun (like most other IRC networks, currently) is being hit by waves of spambots.
We’ve deployed additional abuse prevention measures and will continue to work to keep the network clean of these bots, however, some are still getting through.
There are additional ways that users and channels can protect themselves from the spam:
Users can commonly stop these annoying private messages by setting usermode +R (only registered users can Private Message you). Type:
/mode MyNick +R
As of July 5th, 2023 @ 10:10PM CST: IRC4Fun will begin setting usermode +R by default on connecting users until the waves of spam are handled.
This will help newer users (who are less familiar with user modes) to not receive Private Message spam.
Commonly helpful channel modes for channel operators during floods or spam:
/mode #Channel +R (Only Registered users may /JOIN) /mode #Channel +M (Only Registered users may speak) /mode #Channel +V (Kills users who highlight 5 or more users) /mode #Channel +f *4:2 (Channel Flood kickban after 4 lines in 2 seconds)
As of July 6th, 2023 @ 10:00PM CST: IRC4Fun will enable a Anti-MassHighlight channel mode: Channel Mode +V
Do NOT report spam in #IRC4Fun — as you may unintentionally trip the spam detection systems and end up disconnected.
Only report spam in #Help