Re: spectrum.chat as community channel
Thanks Dimitri -- let's keep an eye on this.
I'm quite concerned about anything that seems like "chat". The risk is
that we end up with lower-quality discourse and that actionable
development items do not end up in JIRA -- that's what was happening
on Slack. If everyone were super proactive about creating issues ("if
you see something, say something", the NYC subway safety motto) then
it would be a different matter.
On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 11:13 AM Dimitri Vorona
> Hi everybody,
> I wanted to bring spectrum.chat (https://spectrum.chat) to your attention.
> It is a community communication platform which seeks to combine the
> advantages of mailing lists (searchable, easily accessible) with the
> interactivity of chats.
> A spectrum community contains multiple threads, similarly to a mailing
> list. Each thread is a chat room where any logged in members can
> participate. The threads are easily searchable and remain available
> indefinitely. As far as I can tell, you can't group them by timeframe (i.e.
> month etc) right now, though.
> The project is fairly new (started March 2017) and kind of rough around the
> edges. For example, it's not possible to sign up using an email right now
> (only google, github etc OAuth is supported). This alone can be a deal
> breaker. Another lacking feature is the missing open API / chatbot support.
> The project is open source, though, and is moving very fast. The bot option
> is being added in the near future, which would allow integrating existing
> mailing lists into spectrum. The devs are also very responsive to questions
> and requests from the community.
> So I think we might want to keep an eye on the development of this tool as
> a possible interactive channel for the arrow community which would provide
> the interactivity of slack while avoiding its downsides.