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Hydrogenaudio Forum => Site Related Discussion => Topic started by: Peter on 2021-05-27 10:34:17

Title: Hydrogenaudio IRC channels
Post by: Peter on 2021-05-27 10:34:17
Server: irc.libera.chat | Libera Chat web site (https://libera.chat)
Channels: #hydrogenaudio, #foobar2000, #boomaudio

Since #hydrogenaudio is usually quiet and has fewer users, you might as well ask your questions in #foobar2000 too.

The channels have been moved from Freenode to Libera following the (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/freenode-irc-has-been-taken-over-by-the-crown-prince-of-korea/) recent (https://gist.github.com/joepie91/df80d8d36cd9d1bde46ba018af497409) unfortunate (https://www.theregister.com/2021/05/19/freenode_staff_resigns/) events (https://www.theregister.com/2021/05/26/freenode_irc_takeover/).
Freenode channels are still up as of now, but due to random policy changes of Freenode we might lose control over them any time for arbitrary reasons, therefore I encourage everyone to use Libera channels instead.
Title: Re: Hydrogenaudio IRC channels
Post by: Thundik81 on 2021-05-27 17:26:09
Server: irc.libera.chat | Libera Chat web site (https://libera.chat)
Channels: #hydrogenaudio, #foobar2000
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+ #boomaudio, ...
Title: Re: Hydrogenaudio IRC channels
Post by: Peter on 2021-05-27 17:36:16
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Title: Re: Hydrogenaudio IRC channels
Post by: Peter on 2021-06-15 07:04:43
I am personally warning everyone against using the "new" Freenode.

Apparently nick/channel registration info has been wiped, for reasons that only mr. Lee knows.
Hydrogenaudio staff NO LONGER uses Freenode. If you try to contact us there, via our well known nicks registered since early 2000s, you might end talking to some troll, but not one of us.
Title: Re: Hydrogenaudio IRC channels
Post by: itisljar on 2021-06-15 22:40:26
...shouldn't Discord be more attractive and user friendly? I'm all oldschool for IRC, but Discord really is good.
Title: Re: Hydrogenaudio IRC channels
Post by: tehabe on 2021-06-15 22:50:41
#hydroaudio on freenode was always a very quiet channel, is that different on libera?
Title: Re: Hydrogenaudio IRC channels
Post by: j7n on 2021-06-15 23:44:08
On Libera it requires to identify the nick name with services before joining the channel is allowed. Idling on this channel is a hassle. On a disconnect, I most notice it and type two command-lines to join the channel.
Title: Re: Hydrogenaudio IRC channels
Post by: Peter on 2021-06-16 08:42:01
I removed the nick registration requirement for now.

Shortly after setting Libera channels up there was a flood of spam bots joining and yelling "#channelname was moved to freenode", blocking unregistered users was the only way to stop them.

Also, various IRC clients automate the process of identifying and joining channels on startup, without the need to write scripts or alike.
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