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Joanna

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Rescue the #fpc and #lazarus-ide IRC channels
« on: August 06, 2019, 06:17:47 pm »
Hello everyone, my name is Joanna and I have been using pascal programming language and Lazarus IDE for many years.

IRC is a valuable resource for pascal programmers to utilize for helping each other write programs in the pascal language.
The LINK for IRC CHANNELS on left side of this website is BROKEN and shows no information. Can someone please fix it ?

The official irc channels #fpc and #lazarus-ide located on irc.freenode.net appear to be rather inactive and abandoned by their owners/moderators.

I’m not sure why this happened but as a result we now have a troll parked in both channels 24 hours a day who does his best to distract what few channel users remain with off topic discussions, links to conspiracy theory websites, insults, links to his git repository which has nothing to do with pascal language and more. He rudely interrupts every discussion about pascal whenever he has opportunity.  He actively tries to talk people into using other languages besides pascal while in our channels.

Can everyone who still cares about the pascal programming please come to irc as soon as possible and help save our IRC channels. All we need are more people discussing programming in pascal language.

 If nobody else has time to moderate the irc channels I will gladly volunteer.

Martin_fr

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Re: Rescue the #fpc and #lazarus-ide IRC channels
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 10:02:11 pm »
I fixed the embedded irc page. Had to change the iframe to https, since the forum has moved itself to https.

I am not sure who is moderating / in charge of the IRC channels. If they do not reply here, they may not be on the forum. In that case they may be reachable on the mail lists.

marcov

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Re: Rescue the #fpc and #lazarus-ide IRC channels
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 10:08:18 pm »
Afaik, in the past mostly Florian.

Joanna

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Re: Rescue the #fpc and #lazarus-ide IRC channels
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 11:26:12 pm »
Thanks so much I hope more people come to irc and enjoy talking about Pascal.