I have seen what has been going on recently. The server that we are on is having what appears to be hiccups. It has actually caused many disconnections for Java users. For those that use other IRC chatting programs, you will notice that if you stay connected that you will have to reconnect after some time. The main reason for all these hiccups is that they are supposedly doing a lot of upgrades and random tests of services. This does explain a lot of the disruptions in service.
i hope that helps for some understanding.
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