Dear MindForge users,
Fear not, we are back! Hurrah! That's right, we are live, on air, again. And we have quite some fascinating and interesting news. Yes, we haven't posted anything for a while, which is sad, but today we celebrate a very important milestone in the life of MindForge: it's been 10 years! 120 months. 3652.42 days. 87658 hours and 6 minutes.
During these 87658 hours and 6 minutes, the Internet has seen MindForge come to life and grow. We've had servers come and servers go, we've had good and bad users, staff members joining and quitting, new features, not-so-new features, games, arguments between users and/or IRCOps, and -to put it delicately- a "fair" share of the infamous DDoS attacks that haunt the internet these days.
And yet, here we are. Petabytes, or perhaps even exabytes of traffic have flowed from every corner in the world, hopping from router to router, sometimes going back and forth to space, with the ultimate goal of providing you with the greatest chatting experience in a friendly and kind community.
We all have our own lifes outside of IRC, and even though most of us wouldn't know if we bumped into each other in the street, at the end of the day, we all have a common place to come together and have a nice, relaxing chat. It's definitely been a long ride, but just like real life, people managed to make good friends. Friendships that last over the years. Friendships across the world, be it with the neighbor next door, or a million miles away. Friendships that know no race, religion, country borders. Ultimately, friendships based on the principle of freedom. We, at MindForge, are proud to be part of this global movement and provide our users with the best chatting experience. We might not have tens of thousands of users, but those who stay are truly part of this network's blood.
To celebrate this important landmark in our history, we have prepared something. We are upgrading our services to Anope 2.0.1, along with some in-house custom tweaks. Below, you will find a list of the new commands in our services' pseudoclients.