I released a highlight script that allows you to manage a list of nicks to ignore along with lists of channels to ignore and words to ignore.

Have a look if your interested at http://www.hawkee.com/snippet/4594/ . It also allows highlight logging, custom highlight messaging, custom beep configuring and more.

Hope it helps, if nothing else it will show you whats possible.

Good luck.

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