Freenode IRC Emacs Channel Ban on Xah Lee

By Xah Lee. Date:

I'm banned on Freenode's IRC emacs channel since about 2006-10, and the ban was never lifted as of 2009-03. The ban is primarily, and single-handedly executed by John Sullivan (aka johnsu01).

I started to use freenode's IRC emacs channel in about 2005-12. I was banned in that channel on and off before 2006-10, and the regulars on that channel discussed the issue on a emacs wiki (emacswiki.org). But few months after the permanent ban by John Sullivan, the entire page is removed. I have saved it, and the complete saved page, unedited, is here: Kickban Xah Lee From Emacs Channel. The above contain image links to other sites, which may be gone. Here's a archived version: EmacsWiki_KickbanXahLee.zip.

I was also ban'd in freenode's lisp channel a few times. See: Ignorance And Intolerance In Online Computing Communities.

Emacs Controversy

  1. 2018 Richard Stallman, Emacs Tyrant
  2. 2017 Richard Stallman Pushing for GPL3, Kicked Out Free Software from Free Software Platform
  3. 2016 Emacs Lisp Doc String Curly Quote Controversy
  4. 2016 GNU Emacs Removes Color Emoji Support on the Mac
  5. 2017 Emacs Lisp Sucks Donkey Ass. Please Grow Emacs, Not External Tools
  6. 2016 Emacs: Ugly Redisplay Internals Hack
  7. 2015 Richard Stallman: What's magit?
  8. 2013 Rants on Emacs Visual Lines by Don Hopkins and Mark Crispin
  9. 2013 Richard Stallman Wants Emacs to be Word Processor
  10. 2013 Free Software Foundation, How Much Donation They Get?
  11. 2012 Lisp Programer Daniel Weinreb Died (1959 to 2012)
  12. 2007 Daniel Weinreb Rebuttal to Richard Stallman's Story of LISP History
  13. 2008 Emacs: JavaScript Mode War

The Emacs Cult

  1. 2010 GNU Emacs Development Inefficiency
  2. 2001 GNU Emacs and XEmacs Schism
  3. 2007 My Experience of Emacs vs XEmacs
  4. 2008 Problems of Emacswiki
  5. 2011 Emacs Cult Problem: Emacs vs Windows Notepad
  6. 2011 Emacs Undo and Emacs Cult Problem
  7. 2010 Emacs: Have You Read Emacs Manual?

xah lee

  1. 2009 Freenode IRC Emacs Channel Ban on Xah Lee
  2. 2011 Edward O'Connor vs Xah Lee
  3. 2013 Xah Emacs Tutorial Criticisms: Emacs Lisp, Coding Style, Language Idioms, Controversy
  4. 2016 The Sigils WAR, Language Design and Coding Convention

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