#firstname.lastname@example.org should points to official support instructions
There is a #tails IRC Channel on irc.freenode.net.
There is only a few 10 people in. It has a similar topic than the official #tails channel in oftc, but it is outdated:
Welcome to #tails, the discussion channel about Tails usage | Current: 1.4.1 | Website: https://tails.boum.org/ | Roadmap: https://labs.riseup.net/code/projects/tails/roadmap | If the website has no answer to your question: ask here and wait, it may take a while. | To upgrade to Tails 1.4.1: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_1.4.1
In order to avoid confusion with our actual IRC channel in oftc, that have uptodate informations and more people participating, it may be interesting to ask the freenode administrators to
- Close it ;
- Register it just for allowing us to setup a default message expressing the users to join the oftc channel.
Issue reported by dkg.
#3 Updated by geb about 4 years ago
- % Done changed from 0 to 30
Just had a first contact with a freenode staffer. We may be required to provide a bit more information, because it is not usual nor very confortable for them to close a channel to redirect to another network. Will keep you in touch. Meanwhile feel free to comment this bug, just to ensure that more than two people support this initiative.
#5 Updated by geb about 4 years ago
- Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
- % Done changed from 30 to 90
Thanks to a freenode staff member, the channel has been reserved and a default to /topic has been set to:
This channel is not currently in use; if you are looking for the Tails linux distribution channel, this is on irc.oftc.net @ #tails
The chan is now owned by freenode-staff. We can ask them for ownership if there is any need.
Please close the bug, if thats fine for you.
The topic is actually "This is an unofficial support and discussion channel. If you are looking for official support, see https://tails.boum.org/support. For redditors (unofficial but short response time), r/tails".
I am not sure its a good idea to point to the reddit, even explicitely saying its unofficial. @emmapeel @mercedes508, opinion ?
- Status changed from Resolved to In Progress
- % Done changed from 100 to 50
Maybe the most confortable thing would be to ask freenode to give somebody the ownership of this channel, so it can be changed as wish ? They confirmed its possible. Would somebody be ok for it (I don't commit to handle that) ?