A mean trick to play on newbie
s on IRC
. When someone new to the channel
says something dumb, squelch
the taunts of others by saying something to the affect of: <anotherone> Guys, leave him alone, he's still got the newbie flag set.
When the newbie gets mad at being called a newbie (and they will
!), they will ask how to disable the so-called
"newbie flag." Tell them to type, very carefully, /quit newbie-status. If they do, they will quit IRC.
B1FF has quit #1337- newbie-status