This is *not* an argument, just trying to find out how I should proceed with this. Should I start a new forum account (with an "IRC-compatible" nick)? See below.
(connecting to the server, and trying to change to proper IRC nick)
[08:21:07] * Connecting to irc.unf.ca (6667)
(trying "/nick 001")
001 Erroneous Nickname: Illegal characters
(didn't work, trying to join anyway and tell about it)
[08:22:59] * Now talking in #wiihacks
[08:23:01] <Luigi> Nickname TAS_2012v is not a registered member of the wiihacks forum.
[08:23:02] -Luigi- You are welcome to rejoin the chat channel but please do so with your forum nick.
[08:23:02] * Luigi sets mode: +b TAS_2012v!*@*
[08:23:03] * You were kicked by Luigi (Congratulations, you won a brand new kick!)
(trying to ask for help in #flame-pit)
[08:27:48] * Now talking in #flame-pit
[08:28:09] <TAS_2012v> how to join #wiihacks if my forum nick can't be used as nick on the irc server?
[08:28:19] <TAS_2012v> /nick 001
[08:28:21] <TAS_2012v> gives:
[08:28:31] <TAS_2012v> 001 Erroneous Nickname: Illegal characters
[08:30:53] <TAS_2012v> guess I could create a new forum account maybe, but is that really necessary?
[14:28:47] * ********** has joined #flame-pit
[14:28:48] * Mario sets mode: +o **********
[15:07:45] <**********> .profile TAS_2012v
[15:07:47] <Luigi> Check out TAS_2012v's profile using the following link: http://www.wiihacks.com/members/TAS_2012v.html
[15:08:12] * You were kicked by ********* (go register!)