Friday, August 19, 2016

New Feature: Nickname and Channel Expiry Notices

Hi, folks. Over the past few weeks, I've been testing a new feature in Techtronix services that should be useful to a lot of people: expiry notices for nickname and channel registrations.

For those that aren't aware, Techtronix does (at least at the time of this post) have a policy about automatically expiring (deleting) unused nickname and channel registrations from the database. Due to this policy, I thought it would be useful to let people know when unused items in your account expire, such as nicks and channels.

How It Works

Simple. When a nickname or a channel expires, Techtronix services will send you an email letting you know. This is why it is so crucial to keeping your email information up to date with NickServ, as this is what's used.


I spent a few days working on this, so I'd very much like to hear feedback if there is any. This is a module that I plan to keep closed-source (at least for now).

I write these features into Techtronix services in the hope that they are useful, so if they are, then I'm glad. When I have more free time available, I'll work on more things to add to services that are useful to people.