Slack is Destroying Communities

April 15, 2019, 2:41 p.m. (3 years, 7 months ago)

On this episode, we have Zach Shallbetter, co-founder of Uxiliary on to discuss the “Frontend Developers” community he started on Slack.

We talk about its sudden rise to fame, and then a devolution that happened as a result of Slack’s policies towards public communities. We discuss the scourges of recruiters, trolls, and horrible people that helped to make the community turn from a vibrant one to a toxic one.

We also talk about how the Craft CMS Slack suffered attacks from people spamming it with unmentionables, causing a move to Discord, for better administrative controls.

Then like any good redemption story, Zach tells us about how the move to Discord saved the community, and allowed for open and productive conversions between frontend developers again.

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