I know there has been a lot of communication over the past week with the introduction to Slack as a means of group communication.
Here are some of my thoughts:
a) I prefer everyone to use the website - this was proper accounts are being used and messages can be tracked by person instead of anonymous.
- It was always intended to have our own app for better updated/communication using your phone/tablet etc.
b) Our old mailman e-mail thread is slowly being phased out - not very many requests to join that and the number using it decreases.
- We do have a (crappy implementation) of that list going to/from the website forums - so people can use either and see everything.
c) Slack -I have had several requests from our local area group leaders allow it and give it a try.
- It does have an API - so hopefully I can set up something similar to (B) and import/export to the site
- Once this is implemented, you will be able to select any of the 3 to communicate.
Eventually (as stated in A), the goal is to have our own APP so there is the website or the SSA app - and you see everything from both. Standard E-Mail and Slack do not match the vision I have on what needs to be seen by everyone, but as long as people are communicating that is great.
I understand that it would be nice if everyone is in the same place though. Time has been the biggest deterent the past year or so unfortunately, I will be looking at ways to make time to get some of the things done that are needed going forward.