We have had several inquiries lately about the IRC channels #bukkit and #bukkitdev . We do not run those channels nor do we have any control over them. If you need to reach Curse staff the IRC channels are not the place to do so unless you cannot reach the forums at all. Forum rules may not apply on the IRC channels. Make sure you are aware of the channel rules and abide by them. If you don't abide by the channel rules, messaging Curse staff will not work for appealing a ban. We do not run or control the IRC channels. Again the IRC channels are run by former staff and community volunteers. Current staff do not set the rules cannot help you if you break them.