There MUST be NO gap (whitespace) between the colon and the prefix.
The prefix is used by servers to indicate the true origin of the message.
has no opinion on outside issues and seeks no controversy. We need protect with special care the anonymity of every S. is not affiliated with any other organizations, movements or causes, either religious or secular. Additionally we try to avoid drawing undue attention to S. Conference-approved July 25, 2012 Our group does not speak for all of S. If the prefix is missing from the message, it is assumed to have originated from the connection from which it was received from.Clients SHOULD NOT use a prefix when sending a message; if they use one, the only valid prefix is the registered nickname associated with the client.