"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"
Agreed. Until it's back on an established network I won't be /join ing. No great loss IMHO, but there would definitely be wider participation if you bring it back to where the users are at instead of asking them to come to you.