Our IRC chat is archived at https://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today which is also where you can join the chat room from the web page. (You can also join via Slack, we like to give people many options.)
> Most communities won't take the time
We have 5+ years of taking the time to archive the important pieces in the wiki, so take that for what you will. I think it's a sign of the strength of a community if people care enough to do that.