Feature #563


Nick colors based on stronger normalization

Added by Mirco Bauer 4922 days ago. Updated 3889 days ago.

Status:New Start:01/28/2011
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:avatarMirco Bauer % Done:


Category:Engine IRC
Target version:-


Votes: 0


Nick colors currently break (changes color) when someone changes their nickname to reflect an afk state which is often used by inexperienced IRC users, e.g.:
16:20:57 -!- Eltu is now known as Eltu_afk
A solution to this issue would be to only use the nickname portion of the nick without the state.
01:27:18 <meebey> I think stronger nickname normalization will give better results and will be less complex than all the other options
01:27:46 <meebey> e.g. grendel|away becomes grendel
01:28:19 <meebey> just need to match for the first non-letter followed by letters I guess and use that 
01:28:39 <meebey> I do that already for trailing underscores
01:28:52 <meebey> e.g. robertj has the same color as robertj_

Related issues

related to Smuxi - Feature #509 Nick colors based on ident@host Rejected 09/27/2010
related to Smuxi - Feature #346 Nick colouration should be the same across equivalent IRC nicks Closed 02/10/2010


Updated by Mirco Bauer 4922 days ago


ident@host based nick colors introduce even more issues as most IRC users are using dialup internet connections with a dynamic IP/hostname, see #509

Updated by Mirco Bauer 4922 days ago


This feature probably contradicts #215, if the nick color would be transfered to nick changes then stronger normalization wouldn't be needed except that the initial nick could change over time, say the user reconnects to the server with "meebey_" instead of "meebey".

Updated by Mirco Bauer 3889 days ago

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