Convos has moved to irc.libera.chat

Posted by Convos on 20. May, 2021.

The #convos channel has moved to irc.libera.chat. You might still see people in the #convos channel on freenode, but that will hopefully soon change.

The Freenode network has been overtaken by a corporate entity, resulting in the staff members quitting and starting a new IRC network called "libera".

You can read more about the details on kline.sh, but here is a quote from the post:

> I cannot stand by such a (hostile) takeover of the freenode network, and I > am resigning along with most other freenode staff.

Here are some instructions, if you want to prevent your personal account to get into the hands of an unknown corporate entity:

# Change the account information
/msg nickserv set password
/msg nickserv set email

# Delete your freenode account data:
/msg nickserv drop <account name> <password>

Moving to the new network, you might want to register your nick:

/msg nickserv register <password> <email>

If you get any error such as "Sending email failed, sorry! Registration aborted.", it just means that the network has a lot of new registrations and is unable to handle your request. Please wait a couple of minutes and try again. (Flooding #libera with questions is not helpful)

Convos v6.18 has been released with new defaults, and the official webpage has been updated with links to https://libera.chat/, instead of freenode.

Looking forward to seeing you on the new network!