joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:55:17

@joncoonan has joined the channel

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:55:18

@joncoonan set the channel purpose: Slack management / help

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:55:18

@alex_lf has joined the channel

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:55:18

@Clio Batali has joined the channel

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 21:55:18

@coachchee has joined the channel

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 21:55:18

@james has joined the channel

whobbs1496 (whobbs1496@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:55:19

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joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:55:31

Here we go

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:55:37

Much better

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:55:42

I like it

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:55:47

I had to close the other one since the conversion to private is irreversible

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:55:49

Remember that one

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 21:56:28

How do you transfer past messages or conversations from one channel to another ?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:56:37

Cannot, sadly

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:56:57

the "share message" button allows you to repost it

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 21:57:13

(RTO) Remember that one

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:57:13

but as far as I know we can't efficiently transfer them all

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:57:36

You can export a channel to a file and then share the file

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:57:41

But it is not the same

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:58:19

Or just copy a part of the conversation to file

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 21:58:26

So lets try to figure out all the channels we need and which one are # and private

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:58:51

So right now there are 10 channels that we use

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:58:53

I think it’s clear that the main subteams should be public

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:59:07

what will the #strategy channel be used for?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:59:11

There is the mentors channel which I can't see but am assuming exists

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 21:59:40

@alex_lf probably discussing the game and general strategy

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:00:04

so I guess it's reasonable for that one to be public? just to throw ideas around?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:00:09

Yeah

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:00:10

I think so

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:00:17

Specifically for that I think

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:00:27

alright, so that one can stay

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:00:41

We could also tie the official feeds from FRC there (I forget how, but there is a way)

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:00:46

oooh

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:01:06

#engineering , #marketing , #programming and #slack_help should be public so anyone can catch up on the other subteams

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:01:15

#slack_help for obvious reasons

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 22:01:16

Ya there is a mentors channel

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:01:24

makes sense

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:01:31

yes mentor channels exists

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:01:35

Good

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:01:41

Clio we can add an RSS feed via an addon

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:01:46

Gotcha

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:01:51

Did not see James respond

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:02:00

Also we need to talk about addons

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:02:19

I personally think we should use this https://spartronics.slack.com/apps/A0HBTUUPK--todo

Slack App Directory
Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:02:36

Agreed

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:03:15

so my account shows i have 9 channels, but it only list 6 of them . why ?

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:03:30

2 conversations going on now

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:03:50

I'll switch back to here

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:04:40

You have only "joined" 6 of the channels

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:04:47

Ok, I figured it out . I did not join those channels.

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:05:24

There is one thing we don't have

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:05:37

a general chat for all team members

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:05:47

Do we need that?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:05:48

Everyone should click that link I sent and read about the /todo plugin so we can test drive it

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:05:50

not sure why we'd need it but it is missing

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:05:54

It could get a little hectic

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:05:58

exactly

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:06:00

Yeah...

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:06:07

read that as "very hectic"

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:06:08

NO on general chat !!!

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:06:24

Unless you can justify why we need it.

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:06:30

again, no reason for it

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:06:38

but someone may ask about it in the future

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:06:51

Talk in person !!!

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:06:56

I have a group chat from my summer that has 32 people in it and let me say that as a general rule having that many people communicating for no set purpose is a bad idea

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:07:00

I'm with Coach on this one

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:07:02

I agree

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:07:06

Me too

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:07:19

If people have questions, the subteam channels will be fine

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:07:26

Plus this one

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:07:32

otherwise use the DMs

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:07:42

DMs ?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:07:44

If a student needs to pass a message to the entire team they can contact their subteam leaders to relay it to us or do it directly

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:07:48

Direct Messages

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:07:53

@coachchee Direct Message

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:08:34

So lets reflect on the last hr. Pros and con of slack ?

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:09:00

Pro: quick data searching!

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:09:11

and file sharing

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:09:23

Pro: easy communication and communication organization

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:09:30

Pro: addons

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 22:09:40

This active conversation would have been horrible on email this is fluid

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:09:46

Also true

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:09:50

con: easy communication can lead to cluttered chats though

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:10:05

But only if not managed properlu

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:10:08

**properly

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:10:15

Which we can get better at as Admins

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:10:15

Yes. By some measure, we’re not exactly talking about slack help right now

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:10:18

Pro: pinned messages and chat management tools

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:10:48

Pro: Markdown text files for easy data management

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:10:55

Con: learning curve

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:11:00

ehh

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:11:03

Pro: brief learning curve

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:11:12

^^

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:11:47

Con: we need to teach people. and by we I mean James and Jon

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:11:59

Pro: easy to ask the gurus for help… and reference these questions later

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:12:16

… by searching the thread!

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 22:12:20

Pro I can make my phone,laptop,watch,and more freak out if someone types something (aka super customized notifications)

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:12:29

true

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:12:53

Pro: notifications are instant compared to minimum 15 minute ping for email

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:13:09

Con: deluge of information if a public conversation was missed

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:13:21

that's a big one

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:13:44

SO lets say we have an attendance survey to share . Do I do by email or slack ?

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 22:14:08

I say put it in #announcements

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:14:15

We can get a number from slack, IDK about specific emails. James?

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:14:19

... once people know how to use Slack

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:14:20

http://bit.ly/2b8fSOW also watch this

YouTube
james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 22:14:49

What do you mean number ?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:15:30

One number for attending one for not

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:15:37

Like your "is slack boss" poll

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:15:41

I vote we add /todo ASAP

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 22:15:53

No we still need google forms

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:15:58

I agree with James

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:16:19

We can still use google forms, but share using announcements

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 22:16:20

The spreadsheet functions triumph over slack polls

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:16:22

google forms created Sheets

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:17:27

anyways there isn't a spreadsheet-like feature for Slack polls?

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:17:31

maybe an addon?

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:19:40

I think todo app adds another learning task for folks . Think your mentors.

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 22:20:04

True

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:20:25

Some mentors use Slack already at work (not all, but some)

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:21:01

The todo is fairly easy to use, but I agree

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:21:14

It adds to the learning curve and we should test run it first

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 22:21:18

Not to mention in an ideal world we would use it properly but odds are that instead of going to slack to add a task we will walk one room over and tell the person

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:21:43

Also true

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:21:50

Agreed

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:22:14

yeah, maybe worry about slack's learning curve before messing with /todo?

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:22:38

Or we could add /todo and try it out just with us?

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:22:48

Also think students ! So , if I am a student who does not read email (my guess 15 %) , why should I read my slack stuff?

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:23:02

It’s short

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:23:05

Mostly

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:23:08

It is totally optional, it can be installed and just idle until it is needed so we can play around without consequence

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:23:08

it gives instant notifications like a social media app

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:23:26

And it is faster, not to mention more chatter means more notifications which means more reminders

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:23:42

unlike email where you check once in a while and might have many messages to go through

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:23:47

Also email is dated enough that some kids just don't realize it's importance because they have not had to use it

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:23:56

email gives instant notifications

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:24:06

For some providers it does

alex_lf (al3xlf@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:24:12

not all though

Clio Batali (cliombatali@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:24:26

Slack creates incentive to check frequently, and respond immediately (even if it’s only one or two words)

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:24:58

Regardless the chatter and easiness to reply and lack of formality makes it more commonly checked

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:26:11

It must be an easy night with no HW. I have slack in sleep mode after 10:30 pm

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:27:03

Mine starts at 8, I need to fix that

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 22:27:09

They would only have to check the #announcements for all the major things. Checking a channel you are in by default where it is just robotics news I feel is easier that managing a cluttered inbox

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-13 22:28:24

I think if we can get people excited to use this platform it can make checking the robotics news fun not like checking email which is a chore for some.

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-13 22:29:56

Agreed

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-09-13 22:31:13

James , lets get them excited about Slack !!

james (james@slattery.tech)
2016-09-14 10:49:23

@james set the channel topic: Questions about how to use Slack or talk about how to enhance / improve slack.

dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2016-09-17 11:25:42

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dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2016-09-17 11:25:43

i would suggest you start a frc news channel and subscribe to the following rss feed.. This can be done with /feed subscribe url

} James Slattery (https://spartronics.slack.com/team/james_slattery)
dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2016-09-17 11:25:50

http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog-rss

} Dana Batali (https://spartronics.slack.com/team/dana_batali)
joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-09-17 13:53:41

Done!

jack_chapman (jwc10101@gmail.com)
2016-09-21 20:21:08

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joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-10-16 16:48:28

@coachchee When it comes to sharing files on slack, PDFs and pictures that are for situation use such as a screenshot of the website or sharing an idea drawn on the whiteboard are fine. Another good way is to make a "post" in slack (click the plus button next to the text field) and then fill that with information that needs to be referred to.

However, in the number of pictures exceeds 5 or so, or it is a video or other large file they should be shared another way. Marketing already uses a Google Drive folder Kevin made, however IDK if he would allow the rest of the team to use it. Google offers 100 gb of storage for less than 5 dollars a month, and Dropbox probably has a similar offer.

Slack only allows 5 gb of storage. so it is important we only use the file storage system for things that are needing to be referenced and discussed. We can also remove old and irrelevant files as they become irrelevant to help with this

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-10-16 16:51:58

Thanks .

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2016-10-26 22:06:33
coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-10-26 22:23:07

@james: thanks !!

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tom_wiggin (twigginthecool@gmail.com)
2016-11-01 12:01:04

team domain

😧 tom_wiggin, Ethan Rininger
tom_wiggin (twigginthecool@gmail.com)
2016-11-01 12:01:10

what is it?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-11-01 13:11:22

He's referring to the slack domain.

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-11-01 13:11:31
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coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-11-05 13:21:36

What is the best way to repost or reshare a file in slack?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2016-11-05 13:24:16

You can share a file to multiple channels. Find the file then click on it. On your phone you use the 3 dots drop down to share it again to other channels

coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2016-11-05 14:35:36

Thanks for your prompt response !!

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dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2017-01-18 12:25:39

slack to support threaded messaging (this helps to reduce clutter in a channel by collapsing a collection of related posts)... https://slackhq.com/threaded-messaging-comes-to-slack-417ffba054bd#.824bajlyu

(available in the next day or two)

Several People Are Typing — The Official Slack Blog
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joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-18 12:34:42

Thanks for sharing that Dana, it's going to be a big help for organizing our communications

chrisrin (chrisrin@microsoft.com)
2017-01-18 13:10:18

About time 😀 thanks

jack (jack@phroa.net)
2017-01-19 23:20:30

you can use 'everyone', 'here', and 'channel' with @mentions to notify a bunch of people at once, but can you create groups like "@programmers" which you can mention to ping every programmer (not just everyone in #programming)?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-19 23:30:33

Not like Discord sadly. Best way to ping a group is to go to their channel and do @channel

jack (jack@phroa.net)
2017-01-19 23:31:07

yeah, but there's a ton of non-programmers in #programming (like the other channels)

jack (jack@phroa.net)
2017-01-19 23:31:12

ah well.

chrisrin (chrisrin@microsoft.com)
2017-01-20 10:56:36

I like the ability to create threads, but I'm not that crazy about the implementation because I'd like to see each full thread in the main channel frame with replies indented. I half wonder if it might be better to have an engineering channel for each robot module to compartmentalize those conversations, and then keep the current engineering channel for the overall robot and general topics.

dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:07:19

hm - i'm not seeing an update yet on either my android phone nor my windows desktop. On which platforms are you able to thread?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:22:27

I can see it on all mine (windows Mac and android). On mobile you have to click the message to start a thread

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:24:38

Also @chrisrin there are module channels now, go ahead and check them out! #agitator #launcher #intake #bumpers

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:24:54

I’ll have Clio create a climber one too

dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:58:45

*Thread Reply:* joncoonan: dp you not know how to create new channels?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:59:26

*Thread Reply:* No I just would need to look up who needs to be in each one

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 12:00:14

*Thread Reply:* I created all the basic subteam channels way back in September

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:37:31

@dana_batali more info on threads https://slackhq.com/threaded-messaging-comes-to-slack-417ffba054bd

Several People Are Typing — The Official Slack Blog
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dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:38:54

what version number do you see on any of these devices?

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:39:28

Android is 2.26.1

dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:40:50

*Thread Reply:* joncoonan: got it on my phone, thx!

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:41:03

*Thread Reply:* Issue resolved then!

dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:42:22

*Thread Reply:* Not on my Windows desktop... There it reads v 2.4.1

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:42:55

*Thread Reply:* Can’t help you with Windows at the moment, but I know it was working on mine yesterday

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:41:03
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joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:42:26

@chrisrin I think you can have the messages go into the main channel but indented by checking the “Also send to #channel” box. Go ahead and try it

chrisrin (chrisrin@microsoft.com)
2017-01-20 11:49:41

My comment was based on the blog post overview - had not tried threading yet, and like Dana it seems like I don't have the updated version yet that enables threading. Instructions say hover over message to reply by starting a thread, but i don't see it yet.

dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:57:16

*Thread Reply:* chrisrin: i now see the option to create a thread on windows... I did re-install but the verson number is still the same 2.4.1. So either i missed the option or they forgot to bump the version number.

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-01-20 11:51:27

Here is what you should see - if not, then the update has not hit yet

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dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2017-10-16 09:53:16

@joncoonan: can you remind me how we can get message threading to work? (did you disable this feature or am I just spacing on the magic incantation)

joncoonan (jonathancoonan@gmail.com)
2017-10-16 09:54:13

On mobile, tap the message then tap "start thread". On desktop, there is a little chat icon when you hover over a message that when clicked starts a thread

dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2017-10-16 09:55:31

*Thread Reply:* got it! definitely fell into the space plus magic category tx!

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dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2017-11-05 12:45:58

hmm i hadn't realized we were already "falling off the edge"

2017-11-05 17:47:00

@chrisrin commented on @dana_batali’s file Pasted image at 2017-11-05, 12:45 PM: Yep, and even for academic/non-profit it would cost quite a bit ($12 per user per year, so $840 per year assuming 70 users) to move up to the standard Slack plan where we don't have limited messages. There are other free or cheaper options without limited message count we might consider like Flock, Glip, Facebook Workplace, & Microsoft Teams. And there are also self-hosted alternatives like HipChat.

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dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2018-07-13 07:32:47

@CruzStrom @coachchee @declanfreemangleason, @Kenneth Wiersema

we're currently well past the limit of messages on slack . We're also near the disk-space limit... (this means that our institutional memory is falling off a cliff).

I just saw this new announcement re: Microsoft Teams:

https://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2018/07/12/microsoft-teams-new-free-plan-looks-like-a-better-deal-than-slacks/

With our mentor connections at microsoft (@chrisrin), perhaps this is a good time to look at migrating off slack? One might even imagine a special deal where all limitations are relaxed. For me the "requirements" would include: integration with github and google docs, possibly trello.

The Next Web
coachchee (echee@bisd303.org)
2018-07-13 09:56:32

Thank you @dana_batali . I saw this also this morning and was thinking the same . Captains and mentors please research , if we switch we will start in September. Maybe one if the captains can test it over the summer.

chrisrin (chrisrin@microsoft.com)
2018-07-13 12:29:28

I believe as an academic/nonprofit we could even get the full version of Teams. I have resisted suggesting it because it has a lot of parts to it that (initially at least) make it less intuitive to use than Slack. Plus the school seems like a Google-centric place, and I have been hesitant to suggest Microsoft anything because it would not be congruent. Facebook also has a free workgroup thing. Re: Teams, why don’t we try & see how we like it... We could set up channels for summer projects maybe?

dana_batali (dana.batali@gmail.com)
2018-07-13 12:44:29

@chrisrin: do you know if there is a phone app for teams on ios and android? (i'll poke around later if you don't know the answer to this)

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