"The (evil?) IRC overlord and crew are wondering what you think about our new IRC network. What can we do better? What do you want to see happen with our new network? Heck, should we even have a new network?
See more in Landon's journal"
That is a concern, but the server is here to stay at this point unless it does anything absolutely naughty (posting everyone's SoylentNews/Facebook/Google passwords in plaintext, etc). I should probably get word out there that ##AltSlashdot on freenode is our backup in case of DDoS.