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Good afternoon to all. We'll be upgrading the servers again tomorrow morning at 05:00. We'll have more details closer to upgrade time; but the upgrade should resolve the "anonymous topic" problem as well as several other bugs. In addition, we'll be introducing a new channel mode, +R, moderate unknown users. The effect of this mode is that users without mode e turned on (identified to NickServ) will be moderated and will not automatically have a voice in the channel. Users moderated by +R will receive a message pointing them to NickServ when they attempt to type on channel.

The upgrade should go very quickly unless some unforeseen problem occurs. Thank you for using freenode!