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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: Slack for Accumulo
Date Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:14:57 GMT
Just made one -- I only saw Mike Wall on slack so far (invited him).

On 12/10/18 4:31 PM, Michael Wall wrote:
> Yeah, there are some Apache projects that use slack.  Can you create an
> Accumulo channel at  I don't recall what I did
> to set up my account there, but I did have to use my email
> account.  The only thing I see from other communities is a small delay for
> users since they need to be given access to the channel.
> +1 to shutting down IRC.
> Mike
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 4:11 PM Christopher <> wrote:
>> We did have a HipChat room, but we didn't advertise it well and nobody
>> really used it. With all that happened with HipChat being bought by
>> Atlassian and then sold off to Slack (or something like that), I'm not sure
>> where ASF Infra currently stands on providing chat as an ASF resource.
>> I have no objections to trying out Slack within the project. However, if
>> Infra does move towards something in future (like an official ASF Slack
>> group), we should try to follow whatever path they pave.
>> Regardless of whether Slack pans out, we should probably shut down the IRC
>> room... hardly anybody uses it, and the few that do are lurkers only or
>> bots. It doesn't make sense to continue to advertise it as a way for
>> users/devs to contact us.
>> On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 15:44 Mike Walch < wrote:
>>> I would like to create a Slack chatroom for Accumulo and advertise it on
>> on
>>> our 'contact us' page [1] with an invite link to make it easy to join. Is
>>> anyone opposed to this?  There will be no requirement that Accumulo users
>>> or developers use Slack. We currently have an IRC chatroom but it's not
>>> used much. I think Slack will be used more as it's simpler and saves the
>>> latest history which helps if you join an ongoing discussion.  If it ends
>>> up being rarely used over the next few months, I am OK with shutting it
>>> down.
>>> [1]:

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