Get user-id on JOIN message?

When using IRC with tags requested I receive a lot of data about the user sending messages including their user-id, which I’m assuming doesn’t change even when they change their name. I’d like to get people’s user-id on their JOIN message that I receive so that I may store gold that they’re earning over time, but even with tags on I only get their username.

JOIN is unreliable.

You don’t get join messages for channels that have more that 1000 people in.

You’ll have to do a search or other API look up to determine the userID of the user based on username.


Ah I see. Thank you for the reply! I’ll look into getting user-id through an API look up and I’ll see about finding a more reliable alternative to JOIN.

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