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From Justin Leet <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Slack Channel Use
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:50:43 GMT
If we want to push more discussion to the dev list, my obvious follow up
question then is "What are we hoping to get out of Slack/irc/other
interactive medium?".  What discussion would we even want on there, if we
can't have decisions and don't want usage/support?

On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 12:44 PM Casey Stella <> wrote:

> I am of 2 minds, but I tend to agree.  On the one hand, it's definitely the
> preference that we use the mailing lists for the reasons you stated (and
> also because not everyone has access to slack generally).  On the other
> hand, I think an interactive medium like Slack has a lot of advantages in
> terms of user satisfaction.  Ultimately, though, we may satisfy 1 user at
> the cost of not persisting the discussion and satisfying many users.
> I'll go along with a specific preference to drive more discussion to the
> mailing list.
> Casey
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 12:18 PM Nick Allen <> wrote:
> > It seems that we are seeing a lot of Metron usage and support questions
> on
> > the Slack Channel.
> > These are questions that previously would have been directed to the User
> or
> > Dev mailing lists.  Since this is occurring in the Slack Channel, the
> > conversations are not archived.
> >
> > In my opinion, this is not good for the Metron community.  Having this
> > persisted in a discoverable form (like a mailing list archive) not only
> > helps support current users, but also helps *potential* users understand
> > how Metron is being used.
> >
> > Does anyone else agree or disagree?  At a minimum, I feel we need to do
> > something to direct these conversations back to the mailing list.
> >

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