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@ccc You are right that slack was built with internal company teams in mind.
Maybe we have different ideas of how slack would work for the community here. I see it as a way for more of the regular Pythonista users to chat and collaborate about the app or larger projects they are working on before sharing it on the forum where everyone can view it.
Of courses, the admin will be generous with inviting new users, but it won't be completely open to the public.
I also agree with you that it would be nice to use a google login with slack, but I can see why they chose not to include it, with users able to be a part of multiple teams. I think one of the paid versions lets you use a Google Apps account, but that's a different story.
@ccc The app only requests access to your contacts in order to let you invite people in your contacts list to the new team. It's a fairly standard practice for chat applications.
ccc last edited by
The app would not allow me to paste in an email address in an attempt to force me to give it access to all of my contacts and now it asks for access to all of my contacts every time I open it.
I could add you or anyone else who wants to the Slack team but you would need to publish your email address in a public way (Pythonista forum profile) or find mine. Just seems a bit primitive in this day and age when Twitter and all the others support oauth.
andymitchhank last edited by andymitchhank
@ccc I'm not sure why it is forcing to give access to all your contacts. I don't allow it access to mine and it never asks. I am running the beta app (I assume we are talking iOS), so maybe it's a bug they have fixed.
My email is [...] if you could add me to the slack team. (I will either edit or remove this post after I'm added, thanks.)
Also, if you could make me an admin, I will set up this app on heroku so that people don't have to post their emails publicly and anyone can join the team.
Webmaster4o last edited by
I see it as a way for more of the regular Pythonista users to chat and collaborate about the app or larger projects they are working on before sharing it on the forum where everyone can view it.
I like this idea. The one reason I like slack over RocketChat is the push notifications (which id love to have on this forum)
If you'd like to host it somewhere other than heroku, I can certainly put it on my personal web server. However, the heroku.com extension is probably much easier to remember than the deentaylor.com extension 🙃
It just occurred to me I have no idea how to send a private message here.... or on github @ccc I'd rather not post my email address on a public forum....
@Webmaster4o supposedly the rocket chat mobile apps have push notifications. Haven't tested this yet though.
Ivoah last edited by
Just a reminder that I'm lonely in #pythonista :(
I'm in there :) it's warm, come in guys!
Tizzy last edited by Tizzy
by the way in case you're looking for irc clients I suggest Limechat on mac.
and Palaver on iOS (https://palaverapp.com)