cannot remove irc channel of offline account?

Dave Warren davew at
Fri Aug 30 15:07:59 EDT 2013

On 2013-08-30 02:17, Dennis Knorr wrote:
> Hello,
> i have a funny problem with pidgin. I connect to a IRC-Network and 
> automatically join a (now big) list of channels. when pidgin tries to 
> join the channels after sending the password, the irc-network closes 
> my connection because of excess flood. But i cannot delete the 
> channels in the offline-mode of the account (in the gui), so i cannot 
> rejoin the network without getting kicked out.
> Does anyone know this behaviour and how to delete channels off an 
> offline account without fumbling around in  ~/.purple?

This is a bit of a cheat, but just change the server name or port number 
to something invalid temporarily, then enable the account. Once the 
account is trying to connect (but failing, to avoid getting you banned) 
you should be able to remove the channel.

Once it's done, set the server connection information back.

Dave Warren

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