If you’re a loyal member and visit regularly you will know about how 0x00sec now no longer has an IRC server. I receive probably 5-10 messages a week asking why IRC is down.
I don’t know if that’s because people just aren’t reading the forum posts, and maybe come back every now and then, but we do not have an IRC server anymore.
To find out why, read this:
We do however have a Discord Server, this is not a public utility of sorts, and is 100% invite only. In order to get access to the Discord, you will need to meet VIP rank. You can obtain VIP by contributing regularly with regular, high quality, well-written posts, and comments.
Showing a high level of regard for others, being helpful and generally being a positive influence in the community can easily get you VIP status.
To find out more about how to get VIP, read this:
If you already know about this, disregard this post, I just get an awful amount of messages on Twitter, here or elsewhere asking about IRC or Discord. Hopefully, this post will answer your questions about the current chat system.
PS: If there are any references to the IRC server on the website, please DM me and I will remove/change those. I’ve done my best to remove every trace but I’m only human
EDIT: since Discord is not a public utility, it is purely at the mercy of the moderators and the VIPs as to which platform we use. We have chosen Discord because of how well it works for us. We do not need suggestions about other platforms, especially if you’re not a VIP.