hi all - maybe @minrk
in particular? there's an ongoing spam attack (it's really gross, awful stuff related to the qanon conspiracy theory) on freenode that is affecting the #ipython channel. would someone who is publicly involved with ipython be interested in working with freenode staff to get the channel registered with the project and (pretty please, thank you) make me operator? That way I can change the settings to suppress the spam. The best way is to mail email@example.com
with a request to register. For matplotlib they asked tom caswell to push a branch with a randomly chosen name to the matplotlib repo to prove tom is who he says he is, you'd need to do something similar.