Category Archives: Features

Twitter migrated to Spectrum 2

Along with other transports in the last days and weeks Twitter was migrated to Spectrum 2 today.

With Twitter you have some more features. Instead of using the personal messages from twitter.com@twitter.jabber.hot-chilli.net you can use your personal Twitter chatroom at #twitter@twitter.jabber.hot-chilli.net.

Sending #help to the Twitter transport gives you this:

#status ==> Update your status
#timeline [username] ==> Retrieve ‘s timeline; Default – own timeline
@ ==> Send a directed message to the user
#retweet ==> Retweet the tweet having id
#follow ==> Follow user
#unfollow ==> Stop Following user
#mode [012] ==> Switch mode to 0(single), 1(multiple) or 2(chatroom)
#help ==> Print this help message

Pre-registration for transports

Due to heavy bot and spam we just activated a pre-registration for most of our transport services. Thank you very much to Zash for this quick-n-dirty and well-working Prosody module.

From now on you have to make a pre-registration on this website before you can register to one of our transports by using your Jabber client. This pre-registration record is valid for 10 minutes, after that you would have to use our web form again.

Next to closing in-band registration for Jabber accounts this really seems to be necessary. Sorry about that…

Captcha activated for account registration

One of the main reasons we were really looking forward for ejabberd 2.1.6 is the support of captcha for mod_register. This module handles in-band registration, which means the interface where users can register through their client. This interface is also abused by spammers. We hope that the use of captchas will prevent most spam registrations.

If you client does not support captcha you well see a url where you can see the captcha in your browser window.