Finding the owner of an API account



The original author of the tircd application has long since gone, and a couple of others have taken over its development.

There are two application API accounts (or whatever the correct term is) - tircd and tircd-oauth. tircd-oauth is the one that is currently used, tircd is left over from the old HTTP auth mechanism.

I need to find the owner of the tircd-oauth API account, in order to get them to re-enable the DM functionality, which went with the updates last month. Ideally, if I can get access to the tircd account, it would be nice to switch over to use that as the primary API account, but that is secondary right now.

So my question is: how do I track down the owners of these application accounts? Or is there any process to allow the taking over of them (with appropriate proof of claim validity, of course).





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Brian Truebe
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Can I use the same email address ( to report API that sends spam behind the user?



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Hi I am trying to get mine verified also