Because there are issues with xmpp as a whole: lack of good mobile clients, lack of carbons, etc. It would seem that we're more and more moving towards a mobile devices world relying on xmpp is no longer desired by our users.
As of today there is one official alliance run bot, madmin:
Bots not run by the alliance are welcome in the more social/public channels but are barred from being in the sensitive channels. Access for chat bots can be revoked at any time for any reason.
|!roles||-||List roles that can be toggled.|
|!join <role>||!join games||Enable a role.|
|!part <role>||!part games||Disable a role.|
|!help||!help||Lists all available commands.|
madmin commands should be used in #botcommands
For help, use !join it-office.
There are a couple of language specific channels:
Each of those has a role attached to it that will allow you to participate in that channel, example: