Open Up Zulip
Updated 2021-11-11

In March 2021, Asciidoctor changed their primary chat group from gitter.im/asciidoctor/asciidoctor to asciidoctor.zulipchat.com. Because 1) Zulip chat is viewable only if you are signed in and 2) I have a personal rule not to join walled gardens, I can’t view these messages.

While deciding if I would make an exception to my no-⁠login-walls rule, I researched Zulip at:

 

After reading all the above articles (and more), I still do not know the answers to these questions:

The lack of clarity about these things convinced me that — for now — Zulip is not a company I want to be involved with.

 

I miss lurking in the old Gitter Asciidoctor chat room, which is embedded⁠[2] in Infinite Ink’s #asciidoc Portal and still gets a bit of Asciidoctor chatting.⁠😔

 

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If you would like Zulip to open up, please up vote Zulip GitHub Issue #13172: Add support for logged-out reading of Zulip history for public organizations. In November 2021, this issue has 17 up votes.⁠👍⁠👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍⁠👍

 


See also

Endnotes


1. To learn about some Dropbox issues, see wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Dropbox.
2. Thanks to sidecar.gitter.im for helping to make that embedding happen.

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