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Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:49 pm

I've been thinking about requests for a chat area that pop up every now and then, and given recent work related experience using the Slack messaging system, I thought it would be worth giving a try as a new way for Fourtheye users to communicate. It has a few pros and cons.

Pros:
  • It's pretty easy to use
  • Has numerous clients for browsers, mobile devices, desktops, etc
  • It has some interesting addons to make conversations fun and interesting - for example embedding gifs, cat pictures and other stuff
  • It retains the chat on it's servers, so if you log out for a while and come back it's all there ready to be read (unlike IRC where you have to be in the room to view the chat history)
  • We can setup mulitple rooms, have private chats etc
Cons:
  • It's opt in, so I (or someone else) needs to invite people to the room
  • To get an invite you need an email address, so anonymous accounts (though it's pretty easy to setup a dummy email account these days for those with significant privacy concerns)
So anyway, what do you guys think? I've create a Slack account for us to use. If you're interested in giving it a got let me know - either post an email address below, or PM one to me and I'll send an invite your way.

Once you've got an account setup, access the chat room via: https://fourth-eye.slack.com/

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:34 am

You should all try this out, it's a good fun interface, and a good way to connect and exchange banter like we did back in the days of Synchtube.

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by xZ1mM3r » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:29 am

Sounds great to me man.
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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:36 am

Invite sent!

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:38 pm

I'll give it a shot
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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by liz » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:17 pm

You already have my email, which you may use, as long as it doesn't render it visible or accessible to others.

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:25 pm

It will expose your email address to others in the team (as I said it's by invite only so won't be anyone who is not a forum or blog reader). If you're uncomfortable with this, then create a quick throwaway email address using something like http://mailinator.com/ - you only need the email address long enough to create an account and password (you'll need to remember the email address though, since you use it to log in).

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:40 pm

I'm in the room ready and waiting for some slacking - who's down?

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:26 am

Whaddaya mean a piece? That's just a line.

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by Ettan » Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:48 pm

hellboy wrote:I'm in the room ready and waiting for some slacking - who's down?
Can I send you my email via PM?

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:34 pm

Ettan wrote:
hellboy wrote:I'm in the room ready and waiting for some slacking - who's down?
Can I send you my email via PM?
Yes

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:30 am

Don't forget I'm online to argue about movies and nu-metal bands all day long! Join us!

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:10 am

This is a test post for testing some Slack functionality...

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:47 pm

Slack's cool. You people should sign up so I'm not just talking to Hellboi all the time. There's a cool mobile app you can download if you prefer to do your chatting on the go.
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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:58 pm

New feature on our Slack today is a #forum channel that will notify you of new posts to this forum. So you can chat while your forum and forum while you chat!

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by THE1TRUEMOG » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:24 pm

hellboy wrote:New feature on our Slack today is a #forum channel that will notify you of new posts to this forum. So you can chat while your forum and forum while you chat!
Sent via PM

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:23 pm

M0G and I are getting our slack on - come and join us!

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:03 pm

Slackin' it now with UKE - join us!

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:08 am

Slack chat 'tis but a click away for those already registered. UKE and I are chatting quite regularly, and you don't really having to be hanging around in the room non-stop to join in (though that's cool too).

Give it a shot!

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:34 pm

This thread does not want to get read
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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:09 pm

We're talking J-pop metal. Pop on in
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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:50 pm

Ya'll should really be using Slack. It's worth it just for the Giphy feature
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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by hellboy » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:08 am

Current discussion is about Sumac, Lego and Open C tuning. Join us in the 8th Dimension!

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Re: Fourtheye Slack Channel

Post by lachrymologist » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:45 am

I tried to join said I need to be invited, are you guys seriously talking about lego?Image

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