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    Question How can I stop this tab from appearing again in IRC via Pidgin?

    Hi.
    I use Pidgin as my IRC client. I set it to remember my passwords for the #linuxjournal and #ubuntu channels.
    As you can see in the picture, there is a tab titled Frigg. I don't know if Frigg is a user or bot or channel! How do I prevent it from appearing every time I start Pidgin? I closed it before but then it keeps coming back when I restart Pidgin!
    Thank you.
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    Re: How can I stop this tab from appearing again in IRC via Pidgin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rytron View Post
    I don't know if Frigg is a user or bot or channel!
    Do a /whois on it ?

    [frigg28] 30(~frigg@freenode/utility-bot/frigg30): freenode utility bot, replaces freenode-connect
    [frigg28] niven.freenode.net :Corvallis, OR, USA
    [frigg28] is logged in as27 frigg
    [frigg28] End of WHOIS list.

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    Re: How can I stop this tab from appearing again in IRC via Pidgin?

    Code:
    /whois frigg
    Result

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    Nick: frigg
    Username: ~frigg@freenode/utility-bot/frigg
    Real name: freenode utility bot, replaces freenode-connect
    Server: niven.freenode.net (Corvallis, OR, USA)
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    Re: How can I stop this tab from appearing again in IRC via Pidgin?

    So it's a server/channel bot, you can try putting it on ignore, but this might give you issues connecting.

    Easily enough reversed if this is the case though.

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    Re: How can I stop this tab from appearing again in IRC via Pidgin?

    Hi howefield. Do you mean 'block'?
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    Re: How can I stop this tab from appearing again in IRC via Pidgin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rytron View Post
    Hi howefield. Do you mean 'block'?
    No, I mean ignore, an IRC command.

    http://www.ircbeginner.com/ircinfo/ircc-commands.html

    I don't use Pidgin, well not now anyway, and never used it for IRC.

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    Lightbulb Re: How can I stop this tab from appearing again in IRC via Pidgin?

    No luck with ignore command.

    I decided to block frigg and now all seems fine.
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    Question Re: How can I stop this tab from appearing again in IRC via Pidgin?

    If I ever needed to unblock frigg; how would I do so?
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    Re: How can I stop this tab from appearing again in IRC via Pidgin?

    Seems a long time since I used Pidgin and never for IRC, have you tried the "Privacy" option under the "Tools" menu in the Buddy List.

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    Re: How can I stop this tab from appearing again in IRC via Pidgin?

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    Seems a long time since I used Pidgin and never for IRC, have you tried the "Privacy" option under the "Tools" menu in the Buddy List.
    Thank you howefield. I went to the Privacy option before and overlooked that I forgot to change 'Set Privacy for' user to my IRC account instead of my Google Talk account. After checking your post I spotted my mistake. All is not sorted and noted for future reference.
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