The #emacs-beginners channel on irc.freenode.net is a particularly-newbie-friendly channel where you can ask questions. You can join using the Freenode web interface, or use your favorite IRC client. There are several IRC clients available for Emacs - see the client section of InternetRelayChat for options. See EmacsChannel for a list of related channels.

Tips for getting help

Other newbie resources you may find useful:


In addition to freenode's network-wide policies, we have some of our own rules (some of which are redundant):

Violators of this code of conduct may be temporarily or permanently banned from the channel.

Channel operators: offby1, aminb, johnsu01, gopar (/msg chanserv access #emacs-beginners list to see an up-to-date list)

Info for ops

Typical /topic pattern:

/topic See http://emacswiki.org/emacs/EmacsBeginnersChannel for tips, code of conduct | Go ahead and ask your Emacs question. People will reply if they can. It might take a while, so please be patient. | Treat people with respect. No sexism, racism, homophobia, or discrimination of any kind. | http://emacswiki.org/emacs/EmacsNewbie