That’s a sad day.
Freenode, is dying. Up and running for decades, the goal of this community project was to provide freely a strong IRC network, respectful of privacy and users.
I registered my account on Freenode network 18 years ago… yeah, 18 years!
And last week, an obscur but probably malicious set of people take down the network using legal pressure against the group of benevols who were operating it.
Everybody is now moving to irc.libera.chat, a new network with the same benevols and goals.
So you may now find me here…