Edward O'Connor vs Xah Lee
This page documents some conflicts between Edward O'Connor (aka hober) and Xah Lee (me), from my perspective.
Edward O'Connor is a Free Software Foundation fanatic, and quick to label people who disagree with him as “troll”.
We first met in Freenode's IRC #emacs channel in ~2006. At first he is friendly, but quickly considered me a “troll” due to my controversial opinions and unrelenting nature. Much more detail here: Freenode IRC Emacs Channel Ban on Xah Lee.
Why would he consider me troll? Here's few of my essays, he probably consider them trolling. Judge yourself:
- “Free” Software Morality, Richard Stallman, Paperwork Bureaucracy
- Emacs Modernization
- Emacs: Have You Read Emacs Manual?
Edward runs a emacs blog aggregate site http://planet.emacsen.org/. In ~, Alex Ott suggested that my emacs blog be added, but Edward turned the request down, saying that i'm a “consummate troll”. The request is at https://github.com/hober/planet.emacsen.org/pull/2. Here's a screenshot:
I have since learned, he also labeled several other programers troll. See: http://edward.oconnor.cx/experiments/trolls/
Here's a screenshot:
here's text version:
Experiments with troll markup
See also the simple container of hCards on the block list brainstorming page of the microformats wiki, and my troll-filters project on github.People I consider to be trolls Troll Email addresses Rob Burns firstname.lastname@example.org John Foliot email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Xah Lee firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com William Loughborough firstname.lastname@example.org Andy Mabbett email@example.com Shelley Powers firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Leif Halvard Silli firstname.lastname@example.org Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk Some stats related to HTML 5
All of the above trolls have participated or are participating in the HTML 5 standardization effort except for Xah.
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- 2017 LSP Kills Elisp
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- 2010 Have You Read Emacs Manual