Fixing WeeChat's JOIN/PART notifications01 Apr 2015
One pet niggle of mine has always been WeeChat's handling of JOIN/PART messages. If you're in a large/busy channel, it can be distracting to constantly see JOIN/PART messages from users who are not actively talking - but switching them off entirely removes some useful conversational context.
I was planning on writing a plugin to fix this, but thankfully I found a satisfactory solution to the problem already existed, which will selectively filter JOIN/PART notifications. To enable it, use following commands:
/set irc.look.smart_filter on /filter add irc_smart * irc_smart_filter *
Adjust the filter delay with
/set irc.look.smart_filter_delay n, where
n is an integer. For example,
/set irc.look.smart_filter_delay 5. JOIN/PART notifications will be shown for users that spoke within the past n minutes.