Konversation will keep you informed when your buddies are connected to the IRC network or not.
The IRC network is recorded because nicknames are unique across a single IRC network. The nickname in two different IRC networks is not necessarily the same person, but the same nickname on two different servers within the same IRC network generally is the same person.
This is why it is important to use the same Network for all servers in the same IRC network, when defining networks, servers, and auto join channels.
To activate the nickname watching feature, choose → on the main menu. The Watched Nicks screen will appear.
The nicknames in your watch list are listed here. They are listed under their associated IRC network. If no nicknames are listed, either you haven't specified any nicknames to watch, or you need to activate the nickname watching feature (see below). Expand each online nickname to see a list of channels the nickname has joined. The icons next to each channel are the same as the icons that appear in the Nick Panel in the channel screens.
The information known about the nickname
is displayed here. When the Watched Nicks screen is first
displayed, this information is sparse. Every 20 seconds,
To add a single nickname to watch, open the context menu in the Nick List by clicking with the mouse button on a nickname and select Add to Watched Nicks. If you want to add several nicknames choose → from the main menu, expand Notifications and click on Watched Nicknames. The Watched Nicknames screen appears.
Check this box to activate the nickname watcher feature.
If you want the Watched Nicks screen to automatically display when you open Konversation, check this box.
In the Watched Nicks
screen, you may double click on any nickname and this command will be sent to the
The Watched Nicks feature works by periodically polling the server. This box sets how often that occurs. Avoid numbers less than 20 seconds because it places excessive load on the server.
Click the button when you have finished adding or removing nicknames.
Note: Whenever you display the Watched Nicks screen, it may take a while before any nicknames are displayed until Konversation has polled the server. Normally, you leave the Watched Nicks screen running.
Konversation also displays a message in all the channels whenever a user in your Watched Nicknames list connects or disconnects from the server. The message looks like this:
[17:52] [Notify] psn is online (irc.kde.org).