I had a play around with his nick in a MUC … he changed his nick a few times. One of those nick changes didn’'t quite work right.
His real session nick changed, but the previous nick also stuck around. So he was appearing in the chat room twice. One with his first nick, which I call the phantom nick, and again with his new nick.
If I tried to /kick the phantom user, his actual users session was kicked out.
He logged off completely, but the phantom nick is still there.
Just on a lark, I tried changing my own nick to the phantom nick … I got a 409 conflict error and was kicked out of the chat room.
When I went back into the chat, I was the only one who showed up for me in the member list. Although there were other people in the room. When I left the chat and joined again, it showed everyone again … including the phantom nick.
Any suggestions on what might be wrong?
I’‘m sure that restarting the server will clear the problem … but it’'s kind of a pain now.