Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#1520 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Make IRC Fallback nicks configurable

Reported by: RainCT Owned by: elb
Milestone: Component: IRC
Version: 2.0.1 Keywords:


In case the configured nickname is already in use, Pidgin uses a nick of the form "usernam1", "username2"... However, the user may have registered username, username_, username, etc., which is quite common.

I'd like a way to add alternate nicks to Pidgin's list, which is currently impossible; it would save the hassle of manually changing the nick and re-identifying.

(Feature request posted by bassam on

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by seanegan

  • Owner set to elb
  • Summary changed from Set alternate names to Make IRC Fallback nicks configurable

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by rlaager

  • pending changed from 0 to 1

I posted this on the Launchpad bug: "If you're seeing clashes all the time, you should manage that yourself by using separate accounts. If you're seeing this occasionally, then you probably want to kill the old connection. The IRC Helper plugin in the Purple Plugin Pack can do this on the FreeNode network. I don't think there's a bug here."

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by seanegan

  • Component changed from pidgin (gtk) to IRC

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by trac-robot

  • pending changed from 1 to 0
  • Status changed from new to closed

This ticket was closed automatically by the system. It was previously set to a Pending status and hasn't been updated within 14 days.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by rlaager

  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by rlaager

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed
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