URL parameter to add arbitrary info to gecos string
Created by: elyograg
I'm a member of the Apache Solr community. We have a wiki page for our IRC channels, which live on freenode.
As a regular resident of the channels mentioned on that wiki page, I see join messages with info like the following:
Most of the time when we see that, the user has come to the channel via our wiki page, but we cannot be absolutely certain. I would like to have a way to actually be certain about this.
If there were one or more URL parameters available whose value is added to the gecos info, that would solve this. We could add the URL parameter to our link, and then we would see that text when the user joins the channel. If somebody decided they didn't want that information to be present in their ID, they could remove the parameter. It could even be a part of the "Connect" form where the user enters their desired nickname.