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Some of the flashrom developers and users hang out in the [irc://irc.freenode.net/#flashrom '''#flashrom'''] channel on the [http://www.freenode.net/ Freenode] '''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat IRC]''' network. If you don't have an IRC client, you can use the freenode '''[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=flashrom webchat]'''.
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Here you have the chance to talk to people being involved or interested in this project. Most of the discussion is tech talk and user help.
The channel is '''muted''' for unregistered users due to spam. To overcome this, '''[https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration please register your nickname on freenode]'''. Another option is to message a channel operator, but waiting for a reply may take longer than registering on freenode.
Do note that IRC's nature has a significant effect on conversations. People from all over the world can join this channel, with many different cultures and timezones. Most people are in the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_European_Time '''CET''' timezone], so the channel may be very quiet during [https://time.is/CET '''CET''' nighttime].
If you have a problem and would like to get help, don't ask for help. Instead, just '''explain''' your problem right away, and make sure to '''describe''' the situation as much as possible, so that other people can understand you and provide meaningful answers. Otherwise, others have to ask or guess the details of your problem, which is frustrating for both parties.
If you receive no replies, please '''be patient'''. After all, silence is better than getting replied with "[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/IDK IDK]". Frequently, somebody knows the answer, but hasn't checked IRC yet. In any case, please '''do not leave the channel while waiting for an answer!''' Since IRC does not store messages, replying to somebody who left the channel is '''impossible'''.
To have persistence on IRC, you can set up an [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat#Bouncer IRC bouncer] like [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZNC ZNC], or use [https://www.irccloud.com/ IRCCloud]. Please '''do not publish any logs''' of this channel.
Most of the time, people use IRC on wider-than-tall screens. Because of this, consider that pressing the return key is expensive. Instead of sending lots of tiny messages with only about two words, prefer using longer sentences, spaces and punctuation symbols. If reading and understanding your messages is easy, replying to them is also easy.
Should you need to paste lots of text (more than three lines), please use a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastebin paste service]. For flashrom logs, feel free to use '''[https://paste.flashrom.org/ paste.flashrom.org]'''. Other good paste services are [http://ix.io/ ix.io], [https://paste.rs/ paste.rs], [https://bpaste.net/ bpaste.net], [https://gist.github.com/ gist.github.com] and [http://dpaste.com/ dpaste.com].
Questions on [http://www.coreboot.org coreboot], [http://www.openbios.info OpenBIOS], firmware and related topics are welcome in '''#coreboot''' on the same server.

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