TheLounge: 6 themes added, 1 new plugin (GIPHY)

TheLounge: 6 themes added, 1 new plugin (GIPHY)

IRC4Fun's TheLounge
We’re excited to announce the arrival of 6 new themes as well as 1 new plugin, for TheLounge users! The new plugin allows users to send a Giphy (GIF) to the channel, either random or based on search criteria. (See: /GIPHY search cat, or /GIPHY random while in a channel.) For assistance with TheLounge, or these new features; please join #TheLounge. [wp-svg-icons icon="bullhorn" wrap="i"] Update (12/24/2021): GIPHY Plugin Disabled [wp-svg-icons icon="bullhorn" wrap="i"] The GIPHY plugin has been disabled due to issues with the plugin being unable to restart upon a restart of TheLounge server, as well as the increased memory usage.  (Demand / Usage of the plugin was also non-existent.)
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TheLounge 4.3.0 Upgrade

TheLounge 4.3.0 Upgrade

IRC4Fun's TheLounge
TheLounge 4.3.0 was released with many additions, changes, fixes and IRC4Fun’s TheLounge server has been upgraded to the latest version.  This version also provides an exciting new feature, one highly sought after in many web-based clients: SEARCH Users can now utilize the SEARCH feature to search through your channels and messages for specific lines or phrases.  (The context or conversations around the matching search results is not yet available — but is being worked in, in the future!) For a complete list of changes, please see TheLounge.chat’s changelog. For assistance with TheLounge, or these new features; please join #TheLounge.
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New KiwiIRC Web chat

New KiwiIRC Web chat

Website
New KiwiIRC Web Chat IRC4Fun is excited to announce that we now have our own KiwiIRC web chat available on the IRC4Fun website.  Channels and Users can now use this web chat to create links or even iframe chat windows. (more…)
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Services Email Update

Services
Services Email Update We've made some improvements to our Services Emails capabilities and configurations, and now IRC4Fun Services' emails should arrive to your Inbox instead of your Junk/Spam folder! Services Emails will arrive from services @ IRC4Fun.net going forward. Thank you for using IRC4Fun!
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IRC4Fun’s 14th Birthday!

IRC4Fun’s 14th Birthday!

Network
IRC4Fun's 14th Birthday [wp-svg-icons icon="heart-2" wrap="i"]  IRC4Fun has now been serving IRC users and channels for 14 years!  We're so excited with what we've been able to accomplish in our 14 years of service! We hope to serve our users and channels for many, many more years to come!
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Server & Services Changes

CService, IRCd, Network, Services
Coming Soon: Server & Services Changes [wp-svg-icons icon="checkmark" wrap="i"] Changes completed - see our newest post for more information. IRC Server changes We will be changing our IRCd software from Nefarious IRCu to InspIRCd 3.*.  This will allow us to not only continue to provide an optimal IRC experience and home to our channels & users, but will also allow us to add new enhancements to the network (such as new features, IRCv3, SASL, new modes, etc.) IRC Services changes We will also be moving over to Anope IRC Services in order to provide Nickname Registration, Channel Registrations, Memos, etc.  We chose Anope because of it's enhanced features and compatibility with the new InspIRCd3 servers. Nicknames & Accounts- With our new services providing Nickname Registration, nicknames are registered on a first-come,…
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CService Password Requirements – update

CService, Network
CService (X) Account Password Requirements (update) The IRC4Fun Channel Service Committee (CService) has updated the password requirements for accounts today. Going forward, passwords will still require 7 characters (1 Capital letter minimum, 1 lowercase letter minimum, 1 number minimum) but will no longer require a symbol.  This will help to alleviate confusion with users upon registration as well as alleviate the amount of forgotten passwords & password resets.  Users who prefer to have a symbol or symbols in their passwords can still do so. New Password Requirements: Must contain at least 7 characters. Must contain at least 1 Capitalized letter. Must contain at least 1 lowercase letter. Must contain at least 1 number.
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IRC4Fun Servers & SSL Connections

IRCd, Network, Routing
IRC4Fun Servers & SSL Connections (enhancement) We have started maintenance on various IRC4Fun IRC servers to enhance our SSL connections.  We are getting rid of our self-signed certificates and will be using valid certificates from Let's Encrypt.  This will provide better security to our users and their IRC clients. Servers currently upgraded with valid certs: (Round Robin) ssl.IRC4Fun.net (Australia) kangaroo.IRC4Fun.net (Canada) apocalypse.IRC4Fun.net (London) applied.IRC4Fun.net (Netherlands) blackhole.IRC4Fun.net (Canada) coven.IRC4Fun.net Please see #IRC4Fun if you have any questions or concerns.
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