Sysadmin Load Reduction: Communication Services

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Fri Nov 8 23:49:55 GMT 2019

Hi all,

In the category of Communication Services, we currently run a couple
of things which appear to be of limited use now to the broader

The items i'd like to remove here are:

- Jabber Server: This was subject to registration abuse
sometime back, and due to a lack of anti-spam measures within Jabber
servers in general, we were forced to disable public registration on
this service.

Given that the community in general leans to preferring Email, IRC,
Telegram and Matrix (in no particular order) for it's communications,
it does not appear to make sense for us to continue to operate this.

- 'insanity' and 'Amarok' IRC Bots: These are hosted on behalf of the
Amarok project. It would appear that some time back the 'Amarok' bot
crashed, and given that we've yet to receive a report regarding this,
it appears that the bot is no longer in use. Given that Amarok has yet
to make a KF5 based release and activity is very minimal, i'd like to
shutdown and archive both bots in this instance.


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