Would anyone be interested in a PLUG chat room?

Michael Holley mailinglists at michaelholley.us
Wed Mar 20 09:42:18 MDT 2019


How does one join said Slack channel?



On March 20, 2019 at 9:36:35 AM, Steve Meyers (steve at plug.org) wrote:

There's a UTOS (Utah Open Source) Slack channel that a lot of people hang 
out at. It's not Linux-exclusive, but I think that's probably better. 

Thanks! 
Steve 


On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 9:15 AM Michael Holley < 
mailinglists at michaelholley.us> wrote: 

> Hi All, 
> 
> I listen to a couple of different Linux focused podcasts and both of them 
> have created a chat room for their listeners to jump in and chat with other 
> listeners and the hosts of the podcasts. I've really enjoyed having that 
> ability to get to know these people in a way that I wouldn't otherwise. 
> Though having a mailing list can be helpful to push out a communication I 
> was thinking if we had a PLUG chat room were we can idle in during the day 
> and help each other out it may help us build up the Linux community in this 
> area. 
> 
> Right now, I've found that most people in the open source world gravitate 
> around the messaging tool called Telegram. In years past, this chat room 
> functionality would have typically been performed by IRC but it really 
> hasn't changed much since the 90s and is missing a lot of the features that 
> we've come to expect in a modern messaging platform. Telegram, on the other 
> hand, provides many more features than IRC can. Here are a few key features 
> that make Telegram different: 
> 
> 1. Sticker, animated gifs, images, audio, and video messaging types in 
> addition to text. 
> 2. You can look back through the history, even before you were connected, 
> to find answers to common questions or to find when a thread started. 
> 3. It has great clients for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, and the web. 
> 4. It supports custom built bots, like IRC does. 
> 
> I wanted to see if others would like that. If others would like it, we 
> could create a room and then post instructions on how to join to the 
> mailing list, and on the plug.org website. 
> 
> 
> 
> ~ Michael Holley 
> 
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