Apparently just mentioning "libera.chat" in a channel's topic is enough for the new Freenode admins to join, change the topic, and remove your operator status.
They even devoiced the admin, so he can't talk about what's going on in the channel.
Just wow 🤯
Yep happened to our channel, we already moved and updated our docs. But it was still a shock in a long line of wow what's he doing? He will do worse lets leave. I've seen this kind of behaviour in other communities online. Chalk it up to bad, powermad, insecure behaviour. Best we can do is try to move on. we will find each other again.
@fribbledom interestingly can't find anything in their policies & related pages that forbids announcing you're moving to another platform?
@fribbledom Well. Isn’t # reserved for the official channel? If the official channel moved to libera, that means the one with # is no longer official and hence should be ##. They always had that policy. It’s just that they are now enforcing it en masse.
Besides this being a silly, non-enforceable policy, I guess I could live with it if it wasn't for censoring the Libera mentions & removing admins' channel flags.
Also, *if* you decide to do that, at least be consistent and also censor the other IRC networks.
As it currently stands it comes off as a pitiful attempt to silence projects who are trying to migrate to Libera.
@fribbledom Yeah I could understand reclaiming topic channels. “Ok that channel has moved, let’s have a new channel for that topic here”. But that it’s only enforced now is bad timing.
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