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Inactive and Unused Account Deletion

Any inactive accounts on all of our servers excluding Mango will be deleted between Sunday 20th July 2014 and Sunday 27th July 2014. Your account will only be deleted if the following criteria is met:

  • Your account has not been accessed for 60 days or more
  • Your account was accepted more than 7 days ago and has never been accessed
  • Your account is on DALNet, QuakeNet, Undernet, Rizon, EFNet, ICQ, Mindforge, Espernet or Freenode and has not been used for 30 days
  • Your account was suspended and you have not appealed it in the last 7 Days

These accounts will be deleted by 23:00 GMT+0 on Sunday 27th July 2014. If your account matches one of the above criteria, you will either need to login to avoid deletion or if in the event that your account is suspended, contact us on IRC to resolve the issue. Thanks.

Decision to suspend two networks

Dear users,

from today on, we have decided to suspend the following networks due to numerous  suspicious requests that might come from the same user or group of (ab)users:

  • chatpat (round-robin: irc.chatpat.net / irc.mirc.bg)
  • ShakeIT (round-robin: irc.del.bg)

The existing users have not been affected. However, if you wish to appeal this decision, you can always ask us on IRC. We take strong measures against people who abuse this service. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Peach Replaced and now back online!

Following the recent and prolonged downtime of our peach server as a result of the host, we have finally moved the server to a new host and location. The new server is now located in the Netherlands and will hopefully perform better than our previous server.

We will also be moving our Mango server within the next week due to stability issues with that server which is also hosted with our old host. Once again we apologize for the inconvenience to users from both servers for the prolonged issues that our host has caused.

Any further problems with Peach should be reported to the staff team as soon as possible so we can iron out any faults that may be occurring or exist.

Upcoming Changes

During May, June and July of this year, we will be rolling out a number of updates and changing the way our services works. This includes, a new centralized control panel, updated bouncer software, new modules, a higher network limit and various other back-end and system changes which will make our service more manageable, flexible and easier for you. The list of updates is currently so long, that not all of them will be mentioned in this news item today but will be mentioned closer to the time that they will be rolled out.

The first update to be rolled out will be the new bouncer software which contains many new features and modules. This is likely to be rolled out during the 1st or 2nd week of May but we have not yet confirmed a date. Some of the features and fixes included in this update are:

  • The Weekly Crash Bug – It will finally be fixed!
  • Webadmin Crash Bug will be fixed properly (has already been patched in the current running version)
  • New Flood Protection – If you send multiple lines at once, they will be slowed down, so that the server will not disconnect the bouncer due to flood (Most useful on Freenode)
  • Brand New JSON API that allows you to manage your account and more
  • Ability for your account names to be changed
  • SASL Module added to allow you to authenticate using SASL to NickServ.
  • Improved support for messages directed to specific user prefixes (e.g /msg @#somechannel sometext)
  • NickServ Module will now work properly for WeNet, RUSNet, StarChat and IRCLine
  • Improvements to route_replies module
  • Abilty to disable a channel but keep it in the config for later use
  • Timezones can now be configured by name in settings (i.e GMT+1 rather than offset)
  • Timeout Limit has been increased which will fix issues on networks where the ping frequency is less often
  • Away module now has a ‘replay’ command
  • CTCPReplies altered so that certain replies are blockabble
  • Webpanel Theme selection will be available
  • DNSBL Features will be enforced to block abusive connections and TOR Exits from using our service

It also that time of the month where we deleted inactive accounts. Any inactive accounts on all of our servers will be deleted during Sunday 27th April 2014. Your account will only be deleted if the following criteria is met:

  • Your account has not been accessed for 60 days or more
  • Your account was accepted more than 7 days ago and has never been accessed
  • Your account is on DALNet, QuakeNet, Undernet, Rizon, EFNet, ICQ, Mindforge, Espernet or Freenode and has not been used for 30 days
  • Your account was suspended and you have not appealed it in the last 7 Days

These accounts will be deleted by 23:00 GMT+0 on Sunday 27th April. If your account matches one of the above criteria, you will either need to login to avoid deletion or if in the event that your account is suspended, contact us on IRC to resolve the issue.

Users on Peach are currently exempt from inactive account deletion due to prolonged downtime. We are also currently working to replace that server and hope to have replaced it by Wednesday 23rd of April 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience this is causing.

Peach Downtime and Mango Instability

Once again, there have been issues with the hosting provider of Mango and Peach was has caused some prolonged downtime and instability. As a result of this, Both Mango and Peach will be moved within the next 2 days to another provider.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the constant issues with Mango over the last few months and the recent downtime of Peach.

Downtime of the Request Bot

Our bot, BNC4FREE, is currently experiencing downtime. This will not be fixed for another few days. We have currently set up a replacement bot on EvoSurge IRC Network (irc.evosurge.net). Requesting is only available on that IRC network at this moment. All other features that our bot has, are also only available on that network. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Our sincere apologies,

BNC4FREE Staff Team

Inactive and Unused Account Deletion

Any inactive accounts on all of our servers will be deleted during Sunday 16th March 2014. Your account will only be deleted if the following criteria is met:

  • Your account has not been accessed for 60 days or more
  • Your account was accepted more than 7 days ago and has never been accessed
  • Your account is on DALNet, QuakeNet, Undernet, Rizon, EFNet, ICQ, Mindforge, Espernet or Freenode and has not been used for 30 days
  • Your account was suspended and you have not appealed it in the last 7 Days

These accounts will be deleted by 23:00 GMT+0 on Sunday 16th March 2014. If your account matches one of the above criteria, you will either need to login to avoid deletion or if in the event that your account is suspended, contact us on IRC to resolve the issue. Thanks.

Inactive and Unused Account Deletion

Any inactive accounts on all of our servers will be deleted during Sunday 16th February 2014. Your account will only be deleted if the following criteria is met:

  • Your account has not been accessed for 60 days or more
  • Your account was accepted more than 7 days ago and has never been accessed
  • Your account is on DALNet, QuakeNet, Undernet, Rizon, EFNet, ICQ, Mindforge, Espernet or Freenode and has not been used for 30 days
  • Your account was suspended and you have not appealed it in the last 7 Days

These accounts will be deleted by 17:00 GMT+0 on Sunday 16th February 2014. If your account matches one of the above criteria, you will either need to login to avoid deletion or if in the event that your account is suspended, contact us on IRC to resolve the issue. Thanks.

Inactive and Unused Account Deletion

Any inactive accounts on all of our servers will be deleted during Tuesday 14th January 2014. Your account will only be deleted if the following criteria is met:

  • Your account has not been accessed for 60 days or more
  • Your account was accepted more than 7 days ago and has never been accessed
  • Your account is on DALNet, QuakeNet, Undernet, Rizon, EFNet, ICQ, Mindforge, Espernet or Freenode and has not been used for 30 days
  • Your account was suspended and you have not appealed it in the last 7 Days

These accounts will be deleted by 17:00 GMT+0 on Tuesday 14th January 2014. If your account matches one of the above criteria, you will either need to login to avoid deletion or if in the event that your account is suspended, contact us on IRC to resolve the issue. Thanks.

Christmas/New Year Information

Christmas and New Year are both major events coming up this week and next week so with this in mind, it is highly likely that some of our staff may be unavailable and have other commitments during the Christmas period. What this means is, it may take us slightly longer to process requests than usual and deal with any reports/support queries.

Requests this year will be processed between 11:00 GMT and 17:00 GMT on Christmas Day this year by myself and anyone else who is available. New Years Eve arrangements have not yet been made. With regards to other days with possibly the exception of Boxing Day, service should be as normal. More information will be posted when we can determine the situation of who is and isn’t available for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to process requests and help out.

It has been decided that on New Year’s Eve, nobody will be expected to process requests or available for support. In the unlikely event that a server fails, I will however be around to resolve that. If anyone is around to process requests and support (which is unlikely as we’ll probably all be drunk), then you’ll be very fortunate.

We hope that you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.