Is there a official/unofficial IRC channel hangout? I found one on freenode #archbang only 2 other people there tho.
You are in the right channel, I also go in there and wait but no success for the most part, maybe if you are really interested, create a post and maybe that will start generating traffic into the IRC channel. I will see you around. Just keep in mind that there is a lot of new members that are from Europe and the difference in time may be an issue.
Created a post on how to join using webchat http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=429
I am on or near IRC around 12hrs a day and also have a BNC, so if anyone is interested in joining my BNC to stay permanently logged in even if your PC is off just PM me or msg me on freenode.net. If we could get some archbang Admin/Devs/mods/superuser perminately logged in using my BNC or there own it would help the channel alot.