Would anyone be interested in a PLUG chat room?

Lonnie Olson lists at kittypee.com
Wed Mar 20 11:25:48 MDT 2019


Join UTOS Slack
https://utos-slack.herokuapp.com/

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 9:53 AM Michael Holley <
mailinglists at michaelholley.us> wrote:

> 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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