Unable to join IRC

The IRC instructions say to join gpg4win on Freenode using this link: irc://irc.freenode.net/gpg4win

When I try this in Firefox, it opens Mibbit, and I get this message:

irc.freenode.net: Closing link: (208DOZWOX@ [Z-lined: [eskimo] :ban evasion (ID: SYVINSZIWC)]

Then I get a message of “Freenode (dead)”.

I was under the impression that tons of open source projects have left Freenode. Has Gpg4win done the same? If so, the website needs to be updated to not have this link. If not, what’s the reason for me being unable to join? Ban evasion? I’ve never been on the IRC before, so I don’t see how I can be banned. What does Z-linked eskimo mean?

Hi Aaron,
we’ve actually stopped using this IRC service, we will have to take it off the website to reflect reality. Sorry for the confusion, the old entry has caused!

Best Regards,