Some of us community members hang out at : https://gitter.im/BSDs/Talk and share news and updates related to all BSD operating system. Welcome to join
Perhaps we can have our own IRC.
I agree. Perhaps we can use something like matrix based riot client/apps : https://riot.im/app/#/room/#bsd:matrix.org
It is also integrated with IRC channel ##unitedbsd on freenode.
here is link to join in.
Now we have official channel #unitedbsd on freenode