New here, but it seems there is a not a lot of traffic here at the forums and IRC connection isn't doing to well either. Ever think of starting a telegram group? For more social interaction between people using backbox? Distro's become much more fun when there is more interaction in the community.
Just a thought,
we do have telegram group (Backbox Community)and that is why you found irc channel with low traffic. We have it for the last 2yrs maybe but we have plans to open to public soon.
in the meantime, if you want to join the group you can search by name or provide us your so we can add you.