How We Use IRC
If you have questions about anything Diaspora-related, the best way to get an answer quickly is to visit us in IRC. An IRC "channel" is roughly equivalent to a chatroom, or a text-based group chat in Skype, or a Campfire room.
It's fairly low-tech as group communication goes, but since we have contributors all over the world in different time zones and with different levels of internet access, it works well for us.
We have several IRC channels. Click the link to join the channel in a browser window. You can also download and use an IRC client such as Colloquy for OS X, mIRC for Windows, XChat or Konversation for Linux distros.
- #diaspora on irc.freenode.net - for general questions and discussion around Diaspora and help for folks installing it
- #diaspora-dev on irc.freenode.net - discussion of the source code and help for new developer contributors
- #diaspora-de on irc.freenode.net - discussion in German.
- #diaspora-es on irc.freenode.net - discussion in Spanish.
- #diaspora-fr on irc.freenode.net - discussion in French.
Oh and don't ask if you can ask something, just ask.
We have two mailing lists, both Google groups. They tend to have a slightly different audience than the IRC channels, so if you can't get your question answered in IRC, you can try here.