Originally Posted by NiLuJe
A bit late to the party: some ircds will throw you out if your *IRC* username is root. irssi (and many *nix clients) happen to default to the *nix username, meaning root gets to be ~root (or root if there's an ident server in the mix) => kablooey.
that's why I launch irssi with -n <username> so that doesn't happen. I've been kicked for it before.