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I am using a hex chat. I am not able to fall back to my original irc nick.

example: original nick: sourabh, last time I change it to sourabh|away. Now I am not able to set back to sourabh. I can set sourabh_ etc. Can anyone help me with this. I am not good at irc.

I am not getting any error, that's confusing me.

  • The name is probably in use. Use /ison sourabh or /whois sourabh. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_Relay_Chat_commands – Appleoddity May 19 at 5:52
  • after running /whois sourabh *[sourabh] is away (I am away) *[sourabh] xx.xx.xx.xx :actually using host *[sourabh] idle 14:22:00, signon: Mon May 18 21:32:11 *[sourabh] End of WHOIS list. – Sourabh Upadhyay May 19 at 6:29
  • There you go. The name is in use. Does the IP match your IP? Either someone has taken your name or a previous session is still open or not timed out. – Appleoddity May 19 at 12:20
  • @Appleoddity, correct that is another session that is still open. What would be the way to closed that? – Sourabh Upadhyay May 20 at 5:59
  • Is it your IP or someone else’s? The session will close when you close the connection. There’s nothing to prevent someone else from using your name. I’m pretty sure it would’ve timed out by now. – Appleoddity May 22 at 4:22

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