As we get bigger and bigger, Slack channels are growing by the day. Messages are getting missed, and it’s a part-time job to crawl through eveyr channel to see whats relevant to me.
One recent example recently has been the DevCon4 + Offsite + Hackathon planning. In order to RSVP or know when to book, information and action taken are in various channels, and its been hard for people to follow and take action (e.g. book flights, RSVP, etc).
Combining the growth in Slack channels with our imminent migration to Status, I was thinking that we may want to start looking at testing out a different communication mechanism. One that could complement Status as a messaging platform in the short/medium term.
One obvious solution is Email .
Pro’s of email
• There are certain features on Status (e.g. file sharing) where email could be a good stop-gap until it is developed.
• Read/Unread status of messages are easy to follow.
Con’s of email
• It’s permissioned
• It feels like we’re going technologically backwards .
Thoughts on any other platforms we can try? What are peoples thoughts on email?