Move your IRC channel...
Here's some feedback.
I'd love to participate on your irc channel. But FREENODE? Freenode is typically used by european open source developers last I checked.
EFNET is the de-facto standard for irc. It's the largest and most diverse, and has the highest population of hardware enthusiasts. Heck, #3dfx on efnet has been alive and well (to this day) for many many years. #athlon, #hardocp, #riva, #nvidia, #ati, all on efnet with dozens of users in each channel.
It doesn't make sense to be on freenode. You'd have a MUCH larger audience on efnet.