[Juser] [jabber.org] The Great Groupchat Purge

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Jun 29 18:23:01 UTC 2020

A further update:

Over the weekend I manually removed some old chatrooms that the script

This Friday around 8pm MDT (04:00 UTC) I will bring down the server
again for ~20 minutes to remove chatrooms whose names contain invalid
characters and thus violate RFC 7622.


On 6/26/20 8:33 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Hi all,
> We just ran some scripts to address this issue, which required 20
> minutes of server downtime. This process was mostly successful, but we
> still have some cleanup to do, so it's likely we will need to run round
> two in the near future. I'll formulate a plan to do that and we might
> need to take the server down again for a little while this weekend or
> next weekend.
> Peter
> On 6/18/20 3:10 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> The jabber.org service hosts 20,000+ groupchat rooms. However, 99% of
>> them have not been accessed since 2019-01-01. To ease the upcoming
>> software migration, we plan to archive the old rooms. We will do this
>> sometime in the next ~10 days and we will need to briefly take the
>> service offline in order to complete this task. (At the same time, we
>> will also archive all rooms with names that do not comply with the XMPP
>> standard, but there aren't many of those.)
>> Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on the migration.
>> Peter

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