If you attempt to attach to a network where the Nick you choose is already in use, you get a "Nick in use" error. Then, attempting to /join channels gives "Register first". New users may not know about the /nick command (which is why we have a "Choose Nickname" popup in the first place.) Chatzilla should re-pop-up this pop-up if the nick is found to be already in use, or possibly modify the nick (append an _?) and tell the user about it. Gerv
I've got somewhat of a fix for this in 89713. As the patch stands now, it just adds the text "use the /nick command to pick a new nickname" to the "nickname in use" message. I'll probably modify it to add leading or trailing _'s if you're in the "login" phase. That is, if you're already connected and chatting and you /nick |, when | is in use, you won't automatically become |_.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
This is now part of the patch in bug 89713, including the automatic rename/retry behavior during login.
fix checked in
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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