We're introducing a nickname expiration policy change to help free up some disused nicks a bit faster than usual. It's called the "two week two hour" rule and it will start being enforced at 12 noon UTC this Friday (25th); see more here https://git.io/JnDzg
If you have used your account at any point later than 2h after registration, this policy change does not affect your account or any grouped nicks.
Got cloaked on #liberachat . It's easy and you can do it do - https://blog.sahilister.in/2021/06/getting-a-cloak-on-libera-chat/
The FSF and GNU are moving their official IRC channels to the Libera.chat network. Read more about the transition and rationale for our decision: https://u.fsf.org/3em
A tale of two IRC networks:
#Freenode: kicked us out of our channels, harassed one of our ops on their home page, made supposedly "draft" policy changes to permit hate speech
#LiberaChat: participated in *our* forum to address questions about governance and non-profit structure and asked for feedback on improvements: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikimedia_Forum&type=revision&diff=21500928&oldid=21500771>
Hi fedi, glad to have some more news for you. Today we've launched our webchat and Tor onion services.
Webchat is available at: https://web.libera.chat/
And information on connection via Tor is available here: https://libera.chat/guides/connect#accessing-liberachat-via-tor
Please note: Tor requires an existing account with CertFP/ECDSA challenge configured.
We know that these gateways, and Matrix, are a big deal to some projects, so I hope we can continue to welcome projects and hopefully we have news about Matrix tomorrow!
Wikipedia made a guide on their move over to @liberachat I certainly learned a few things.
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