Due to the wave of spam on Freenode right now, I took the liberty to set
#diaspora-de to be joinable by registered users only. Users who have not registered their nicknames will get redirected to
#diaspora-lobby, where a friendly bot will greet them with
Hi, [nickname]! Due to massive amounts of spam on Freenode, only registered users can join our channels right now. Please either register your nick (see https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration for help) or use https://discourse.diasporafoundation.org/ for support. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Everyone in this channel is technically muted as there is
+m set and noone except for the bot has
+v. However, members of the core team can OP themselves in the lobby channel, which enables them to see the messages sent by everyone. I don’t think that’s required, but maybe good to know.
I’ll turn forwarding off again once the spam wave has relaxed a bit, but right now, the amount of those bot sis just too large. I am not happy with having them spam our channels with stupid links to smear campaigns.