I hang out as karpet on freenode.net in the #swish-e channel, where there is occasionally meaningful conversation related to the project. I have registered the channel under my nick, but I often logout and back in and forget how to regain operator status. Here’s the cheatsheet for my own memory:
/msg nickserv identify karpet mypassword /msg chanserv op #swish-e karpet
Not too complicated but I always have to hunt around to find the right bots to /msg to.