[Zeek] Official Zeek Community Slack Channel Poll

Matt Trostel tet68mt at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 18:02:14 PDT 2019

I agree with Mike and Fatema.

I’d also like to clarify the Discourse is not just chat. It is more analogous to a forum system. It also has Slack integration, though I’ll admit I don’t know to what extent. Maybe that could prove to be a good middle ground? They also offer free hosting for open source projects.

I like the idea of finding a forum thread versus a mail archive through a web search. They are easier to follow in my opinion.

I think it is also important to note that whatever comes of this, we aren’t bound to the specific platform. As a community, if we recognize that this is a learning experience on how best to organize and communicate -- adoption and change will be smooth whenever it is necessary.

I found this article interesting and a good take on the subject. It’s worth the read.
https://blog.discourse.org/2018/04/effectively-using-discourse-together-with-group-chat/ <https://blog.discourse.org/2018/04/effectively-using-discourse-together-with-group-chat/>

— Matt Trostel

> On Oct 15, 2019, at 12:04, Mike Dopheide <dopheide at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think Fatema is spot on here.  It doesn't matter what any of us would prefer in a perfect world.  
> If any random open source standard would work, then we'd have a bunch of people in irc asking questions.  Any solution that requires people to install a different app or have an extra browser tab open is likely doomed to a similar fate, but if we can hook into an app like Slack, that they already have open, we have a better chance of staying connected after reboots and garnering participation via subtle activity notifications.
> -Dop
> On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 9:26 AM fatema bannatwala <fatema.bannatwala at gmail.com <mailto:fatema.bannatwala at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Thanks Amber for setting up the poll for the audience input.
> All the points mentioned regarding pros and cons are noted, and think one of the ways, to see what will work best for the community to stay connected via a communication channel, is to ask for their input. What works for us or few of us might not work at all for the community and we definitely would want to make their life easy by providing an easy access to the community channel.
> For the survey, looks good, maybe providing the third option of "Maybe" with a comment box for the people to write their comments, if slack doesn't work for them, could help us getting more info? I am sure there are better ways to incorporate the users feedback, but just a thought!
> Regards,
> Fatema
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