Freenode admins hijacked the #grapheneos and #grapheneos-offtopic channels due to us migrating to Matrix rooms: gist.github.com/thestinger/e… They removed our channel moderation privileges, changed the topic and set the channel to invite-only preventing users from joining/rejoining.

May 26, 2021 · 3:56 AM UTC

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Please join #grapheneos:grapheneos.org and #grapheneos-offtopic:grapheneos.org via Matrix. Links to join via the Element web client: app.element.io/#/room/#graph… app.element.io/#/room/#graph… Element (web, desktop or mobile) with matrix.org is one option.
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Very unfortunate we can't redirect users anymore. IRC users may prefer weechat-matrix as a client. It works well for public rooms like our official chat rooms but lacks decent end-to-end encryption (E2EE) support for use with private rooms. Element has the best support for E2EE.
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Our Matrix rooms are bridged to the Telegram groups t.me/grapheneos and t.me/grapheneosofftopic along with #grapheneos and #grapheneos-offtopic on both libera.chat and OFTC. Matrix offers the best experience and most of our community is using Matrix directly.
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Replying to @GrapheneOS
likely due to "libera" being in the topic, it seems automated based on that substring
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They appear to have taken over any channel mentioning libera.chat in the topic even if they weren't moving away from freenode. Their stated intention is to retaliate against anyone moving to other networks even if they aren't specifically moving to libera though.
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