I have been using Empathy and more recently Pidgin as my IRC client. But there is one feature missing from both of these clients that keeps bothering me. I want to be able to see only what people are actually talking about in each channel. I often like to leave IRC channels open and go back to them and read the messages for the last few hours or days. I saw that IRC clients have been discussed in this post and a few others, but I have not found what I am looking for yet.
Here is what I want to see in my IRC client:
- what actual people say
Here is what I do not want to see
- message about people entering the room
- people leaving room
- people changing their status messages or what they are known as
- people sneezing
- people's cats sneezing
Anyway, you get the picture.
What IRC clients are available for Ubuntu that would allow me to configure what I see so that I can see what people are talking about -- and nothing else?