Small tweak request for @adam
Can you tweak the IRC bridge bot so it sends through your Matrix display name rather than the local part of your username? The thing is, my name was taken on Beeper and so my Matrix address is
@gpo:beeper.com. However, when I send a message the IRC bridge relays the message like so:
<_> <gpo> Hi this is a message!
Because my beeper username doesn’t match my omg.lol profile, and because someone may eventually buy
gpo.omg.lol, I can see how things can get chaotic. The downside of this approach is an ill-intentioned person may impersonate someone by changing their Matrix display name. However, they will most likely be immediately caught because everyone on Matrix would see their real address. If this is a real concern, you could set up the backend in such a way that 1) only one omg.lol address may invite an external matrix account and 2) whenever that person sends a message the bridge will send the omg.lol address that invited that account. That does seem like a lot of effort to go around a very unlikely and easily spotable form of abuse, but I can see how you may think that it would be worth it.