[phpMyAdmin Developers] Slack channel for phpmyadmin

Manish Bisht manish.bisht490 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 17:08:54 CET 2017

I have checked the link slack and no one can't login into it till they got
invite for it from admin. So to automate that https://github.com/outsideris/
slack-invite-automation this will be required. We have to deploy it only
once no need to maintain it.

I have no experience with gitter. but it looks like more useful then slack.
So we can also try this instead of slack.

Manish Bisht
Email : hi at manishbisht.me
Website : https://manishbisht.me

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 4:45 PM, Hemant Singh <unizen01 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sorry to be devil's advocate here. I have good enough experience with IRC
> and Slack (used it at places I have worked at).
> I would suggest to stay away from Slack. The reason Slack became popular
> is because of very low learning curve else it works on nearly the same
> principles as of IRC (sometimes we call it IRC with better UI).
> Yes it is filled with features, actually it is crowded with features, and
> that is what makes it evil in the long run. People will start doing stuff
> which they don't even need, just because it is easy to do (mostly one
> click) and then there will be garbage all around, broken flows, useless
> integrations because everyone will have their own ideas. People like the
> offline feature but it is another evil. In Slack, when you come online
> after a small break, you will find plethora of messages flowing in
> sometimes, because no one cares whether you are online or offline. This
> develops into shortcut habits of sending messages to people now and then.
> The loop of offline messages created this kind of momentum for slack, and
> made it a user habit forming product. This gave it the ability to leverage
> on the FOMO of people.
> For a new user many things are hard to on IRC, and actually it is good,
> because then they are done only when there is a strong need. This keeps
> noise low. The list of things I see mentioned above in favour of slack, are
> features it has in comparison. Unless lack of such features is creating a
> critical failure in communication and collaboration, it's better to delay
> the idea till a pressing need comes.
> Slack doesn't makes you more productive as compared to IRC, it only makes
> everyone *feel* more connected.
> On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 1:19 PM, Michal Čihař <michal at cihar.com> wrote:
>> Hi
>> Manish Bisht píše v Čt 02. 03. 2017 v 21:00 +0530:
>> > Its better for us as:
>> > 1. Able to message members even when they are not online.
>> > 2. Integrate Google hangout for calls and video conferencing https://
>> > slack.com/apps/A0F7YS351-google-hangouts
>> > 3. Apps Integrations : https://slack.com/apps
>> > 4. Code snippets: Slack has built-in support for them. On IRC you’re
>> > just asked to use a pastebin like Gist.
>> > 5. File transfers: Slack does them. IRC also does them through XDCC,
>> > but this can be difficult to get working.
>> > 6. Persistent sessions: Slack makes it so that you can see what you
>> > missed when you return. With IRC, you don’t have this. If you want
>> > it, you can set up an IRC bouncer like ZNC.
>> > 5. Integrations: with things like build bots.
>> > > Some of them were mentioned on the same link that you have written.
>> Okay, there are some features we don't need, some which were in IRC for
>> ages (bots), but there are certainly some things which could be useful
>> (offline messaging and session persistence). Do you have experience how
>> does Slack compare to Gitter?
>> > Yes, By default it is invite only. But I have seen that the other
>> > organisations have automated it using code. So that the process
>> > become similar to subscribing to mailing list. Here is the code and
>> > deploying steps available.
>> > 1. https://github.com/outsideris/slack-invite-automation
>> > 2. https://github.com/rauchg/slackin
>> > First one will be better to use and deploy to Heroku.
>> > I can also help in setting it up.
>> Sorry, but I'm not going to workaround platform deficiencies by
>> deploying additional apps unless absolutely necessary - this is
>> something what can easily break and  we really don't want to maintain
>> additional infrastructure with small manpower we have.
>> > No need for guest account. as we can now add members to slack same as
>> > that of how members are added in mailing list.
>> >
>> > We can't make archives publicly available but they are only for the
>> > users who are members of the channel.
>> I find this unacceptable for our usage.
>> Anyway to test the things, I've quickly setup both Slack and Gitter for
>> us:
>> https://phpmya.slack.com/
>> https://gitter.im/phpmyadmin
>> And at first look Gitter seems way better fit for what we do (keeping
>> away question WHETHER we want to move from IRC to something like this).
>> --
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