Why does NickServ say my nickname is not in use when the server says it is?

This is the result of a peculiar distinction NickServ makes. NickServ only indicates that a nickname is not in use when a user is not online from that nickname. If NickServ is holding the nickname as part of identity enforcement, it does not see that as being a use of the nickname.

When this situation occurs, you must execute

/msg NickServ RELEASE [nickname] [password]

This will release Services' hold on the nickname and allow you to change to it.

Last modified 2017-10-21 01:26:52 by res0 | 5571 views