Posted by Geit on May 26th 2021 - 11:10This is an important note on all support channels on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) related to geit.de and MorphOS related topics. The most important channels are probably: #morphos, #morphos-forum and #geit.de. Please note that beta tester channels and probably any other channel you used also moved away.
Do to circumstances not in our hands all previous mentioned and other official 3rd party IRC channels on the old servers are now obsolete, even so when stated otherwise in their topics. The channels did not move to a different named channel on the same network!
The new IRC network used is named "https://libera.chat/". To swap servers it is probably enough to replace the old server name by "irc.libera.chat". Most of your favorite IRC channels will already be waiting for you.
Please note that you need to register your nick at the new server to be able to speak. As rogue individuals try to attack the channels with SPAM and misinformation, this step was necessary. Instructions on how to do this can be found here. Make sure to use a new password. Of course this is always a mandatory step, but in this case your password may already be in the wrong hands.
If you used other IRC channels on the old network, check if and where they moved, too. It is likely you find them on Libera or some other well known network. The channels have probably already been relocated to a new location and are waiting there for you. Do not trust any information given from users or topics using your old setup. Check the related websites for valid information instead.
Feel free to share this information to help other people to find the official support channels for their products and hobbies again. Leave the old channels and servers to set a signal for other members: The ship is sinking. These channels won't be useful to obtain trustable information or proper help.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but the matter is not in our hands.