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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 2019-06-24 17:58:46 by res0 | 6530 views

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