Just typo'ed a servername while reconnecting to an IRC channel, and accidentally put in libera dot net instead of the correct dot chat, and you wouldn't believe where I found myself: Back on Freenode. Who've apparently secured that domain, and are using it to try to trick people back on to their services.

@mhoye I suspect they're doing it as a troll in order to make their opponents look like fanatics, since tricking people back onto their services seems unlikely to have much impact besides making people angry.

@mhoye I guess they wanted to make sure that no one still thinks freenode is run by decent people.

@RexfordGTugwell my org is, I'm moving my last old school personal stuff off it now.

@mhoye Interestiong. I would have guessed that the vocal group Libera would have secured all those domains long ago.

@mhoye On the upside, I think freenode’s shit-tasting behavior may have lead to a resurgence in IRC usage ;) I know I’ve been enjoying @liberachat quite a bit lately!

@mhoye One of the libera admins owns, though I dunno if it was retaliation over this 😁

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