Is there anyone here running Slack? (https://slack.com/)
I have a Slack running, but don't use it much. I am considering if it could be a better support channel/forum for some of the more hardcore users of Project-GC. The idea pretty much came up after writing 50 posts on the forum with arisoft today. Chatting via a forum isn't always the most effective.
The only messaging system I am currently using is the Message Center at gc.com. Some other developers seems to use it also. To make it useful you have to change the default e-mail scheduling to send e-mails immediatelly - not after long delay which is the reason why so many refuses to use it.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/2018 03:55AM by arisoft.
> The only messaging system I am currently using is
> the Message Center at gc.com. This is working fine
> and gives notification emails when there is a
Slack is more like a group chat for businesses. At least if I would describe it. Gives the option to handle different channels with different permissions and so forth. Allows interacting with the chat-service using APIs, and the same slack-account can be used to connect with channels in different companies.
I wouldn't say that I think it's awesome myself, neither the solution to all chat problems. In fact, the biggest problem is that there is an endless of different variants. This forces me to run ~5 different clients to be able to keep in contact with all those I connect with. That's pretty frustrating. :)
It's a bit of both. But in a way you are correct, there already are plenty of channels.
But for some purposes a more chat-like experience could lead to faster results. It could also be a way for others related to the site to connect with each other. But I didn't really expect it to end up with anything to be honest. It was a thought that I threw out here.
I have used Slack in my previous job as main communication channel and have to admit I love it soooo much.. But there is a need to use it on regular basis because it gets obsolete really fast, when used only occasionaly. It absolutely worth a try to migrate communication to that tool (or something similiar like Mattermost - opensource alternative you can run on your own), but it requires hard switch to that channel instead of running two independent methods for communication. It causes a lot of problems when trying to gather all required information.