Thank you all for your feedback. Really good points.
@wynd I think the discourse is a great resource that will only get better over time. And agreed on costs, slack can be expensive as much as we all like it. Discord is almost identical to slack and has some great free plans for communities like ATXHS that might be worth checking out although I worry about causing confusion with Discourse and Discord.
@gmossessian there’s gotta be something to get both platforms to talk to each other so there’s a single source of truth and no chance of anyone missing out on any info or updates
@Tookys moderation is always a big issue. not only finding people willing to do it but just the task itself. not sure about slack but I know platforms like discord have tools in place to prevent people from spamming.
@kkremitzki who needs another slack to check? if you don’t want to join you wouldn’t have to and not necessarily be missing out on anything.
@valerie agreed. if it’s been done before and got shut down from inactivity then there’s really no need to rehash
@stepho that’s kind of my thinking behind asking this in the first place. because it’s hard for people to interact at the space it might be nice for those who want to instant message to have a place to do that.
Thanks again @everybody