Effective today official Bukkit IRC channels will be managed by our moderation team as extensions of the site communities. The rules for the IRC channels will soon be unified with the forum rules. Any IRC specific things will be worked into the forum rules page. This is being done to further simplify the rules and prevent unneeded duplication. I know we've previously announced that we were not moderating the IRC channels. That was due to lack of permissions to do so. That situation has changed. Enjoy chatting!