Sysadmin Load Reduction: Communication Services

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Sat Nov 16 23:14:33 GMT 2019

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 12:49 PM Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at> wrote:
> Hi all,

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
> community.

Given the lack of response to this, we're going to assume all is well
for us to proceed with the below.

> 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.

These have both been shutdown, along with 'Kikibot' which didn't
appear to be running but which did have an account on the same system
used to host these two bots.

> Regards,
> Ben


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