I’m exploring IRC a bit and kind of like it as well. It’s simple, fast and minimal in terms of resources usage. Recently, I registered my nick, sahilister on OFTC. Feel free to ping ;)
Getting a user cloak on OFTC is not as quick as on Libera Chat, but it’s easy. They provide
<nick>.user.oftc.net . The canonical source of information for user cloak on OFTC can be found here.
Steps to get a user cloak boils down to following:
- Register account on IRC.
- Login and verify account on services.oftc.net by solving a reCAPTCHA.
- (cloak option 1) for quick, non-personalized
<uuid>.user.oftc.netcloak, simply text following on IRC:
/msg nickserv SET CLOAK ON
- (cloak option 2) personalized
<nick>.user.oftc.netcan be availed by emailing registered nick to cloakrequest AT oftc.net . This isn’t an automated process, so would take time according to staff availability.
PS - You can find an incomplete list of IRC networks and if user cloaks are available on them under “Known Networks” on this page on BNC4Free.