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So, Slack has decided to shutdown IRC and XMPP interfaces.

Looks like no more slack for me!

@saper Do you have a source for this? The official blog seems silent on the issue.

@samis @nikola @saper Much appreciated! I was looking at that page a few weeks ago and the notice wasn't there. That's quite sad, but very expected.

@samis @nikola This is from the IRC Message Of The Day:

Hello! We have news to share — we've decided it's
time to close down the IRC and XMPP gateways to Slack.

After years of evolving, Slack is at the point where
the gateways can no longer handle all of our features

....

@nikola @samis

If you've been using the gateways for accessibility
reasons, we're glad to let you know that it's now
possible to navigate Slack by keyboard and with a
screen reader — and we're making more improvements
on a continual basis.

...

@samis @nikola


Still, we know this is a disruptive change, and we
want to help with this transition in any way we can.
Please follow this link to learn more about the
upcoming changes:

slack.com/account/gateways

(login required)

@nikola @samis I got reconnected on Web Mar 7 17:53 UTC 2018 that's when I saw it for a first time (it might have been forced disconnect)

@saper @nikola @samis what if the accessibility reason is "your client is fucking garbage?" 🤔