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Freenode IRC operators now engaging in routine abuses of power

Accepted submission by wirelessduck at 2021-05-23 11:27:35
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https://www.devever.net/~hl/freenode_abuse [devever.net]

There have been several allegations of this since the handover of the Freenode infrastructure to its new custodians, but I can now provide a first-hand account of one incident — because I am the victim of it.

A channel which I registered, ##hntop, has been taken over by Andrew Lee (rasengan) without my knowledge or consent.

Conclusions. In other words, it appears that a Freenode services admin, presumably rasengan,

  • forcibly dropped the channel and reregistered it so as to put themselves in control of it, and render me no longer in control of it;
  • clearly did this with the express purpose of frustrating an attempt by that channel's founder (me) to relocate it to another IRC network; and
  • cover up the fact that I had sought to do so.

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