Tool created by Ahecht. Source available at https://tools.wmflabs.org/ircredirect/source.php
The ircredirect tool redirects users to an irc channel on kiwiirc.com with a randomly generated username. The generated username consists of an adjective taken from a list of 20 adjectives, a noun taken from a list of nouns, and a two-digit number. The two digit number and the adjective are issued sequentially, while the noun is chosen randomly from the list.
By default, the script redirects to the Wikipedia Help Channel (
irc.freenode.net). This can be overridden by adding the
server= parameters to the url, e.g.
By default, the seed values are taken from at Wikipedia:IRC help disclaimer/nicks. This can be changed by adding a
baseurl= parameter to the url. The URL should be urlencoded, e.g.
The script will return the text of the redirect URL instead of actually performing the redirect if the
debug= paramter is set to any value.
The seed value file is a raw text file, and should contain two lists, one of adjectives and one of nouns. Each list consists of one word per line (do not try to add HTML or wiki line breaks). The noun list should start with the line
----<!--NOUN VALUES ONLY BELOW THIS LINE-->---- and end with the line
----<!--NOUN VALUES ONLY ABOVE THIS LINE-->----. The adjective list should start with the line
----<!--ADJECTIVE VALUES ONLY BELOW THIS LINE-->---- and end with the line
----<!--ADJECTIVE VALUES ONLY ABOVE THIS LINE-->----. If the file is not found or not properly formatted, the generated name will default to "WPHelp" followed by a two digit number. An example seed file is shown below:
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