Libera.Chat:Disabling Matrix Portalling

Anyone who is using a Matrix client to access Libera.Chat IRC rooms may want to take a read. It only seems to impact rooms that are relying on the default “portal” bridging.

Have a read through Type of Bridging if you want to know about the subtle differences between “portal” and “plumbed” rooms

A follow up from Matrix which provides a bit more info about the impacts:

One interesting thing mentioned in the post is that apparently Matrix users account for 1/4 of all Libera.Chat users… though I suspect the numbers might be a little higher, because personally I get kicked regularly for being idle in rooms I only check occasionally.

Super interesting on the stats. Matrix has come a long way for chat platforms.