In case you're wondering how Freenode is doing, just take a look at their latest policy update:
In other news, if you enjoy political, racial, ethnic, religious or gender-related invectives, Freenode is now the network of your choice! 😬
@fribbledom You know, that may have been his end game all along, to stage a coup by the reactionary side of the culture war and turn the network into a free-speech-absolutist toxic waste dump a la 4chan. It would not be unheard of; this kind of thing is going on in other places too.
@fribbledom I have been in the middle of a similar mess. I can't discuss it publicly or name names, but yeah.
@fribbledom oh no... freenode will become yet an other place for extremist to spread their bullshit and enroll more people into their sad misguided points of views that only leads to suffering... for them and their victims...
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!