Freenode IRC network experiencing problems

The Freenode network is currently experiencing a severe nuisancebot infestation. Please use alternate servers for now.
We have been asked to not list the new server on our page, but you can find it "on the Freenode front page": This would also be a good opportunity to remind you that you can donate money to keep Freenode running - they are doing an excellent job, and are the backbone of a lot of open source projects - including Plone. Hopefully normal service will be restored soon.