I was raging. Was a month or so from 20 years with that identity.
What the 'new' #freenode did is unforgivable. I'm glad it's floundered and dead. The spirit of IRC community lives on in @liberachatisfreenodedeadyet.com/
Similarly, I'm on #OFTC and @liberachat as the usual nick or shortened form, but not #freenode / @freenodestaff after the hostile takeover and destruction of identities. Anyone by that nick there is not me.
The death of #freenode means net loss for #irc as a protocol because Libera Chat is hardly growing anymore. But what we need are hundreds if not thousands of new (and small) IRC networks. To avoid centralisation. netsplit.de/networks/history…