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From Daniel Cohen <daniel.co...@cloudinary.com>
Subject Re: Retiring Airflow Gitter?
Date Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:31:52 GMT
As a newcommer I find gitter lacking it's hard to follow or find things. +1
slack

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018, 20:11 Adam Boscarino
<aboscarino@digitalocean.com.invalid> wrote:

> The search functionality on Gitter is sorely lacking, which limits it's
> usefulness for me. This will probably be unpopular, but I get more out of
> the communities that use Slack (go, kubernetes, etc.) because the search is
> so much better.
>
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 1:05 PM Andrew Harmon <andrewhharmon@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I'm new to Airlfow and I personally get a lot of use out of Gitter. I
> find
> > there's almost always someone in there that can help answer a queation.
> >
> > On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 12:58 PM Sid Anand <sanand@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > > For a while now, we have had an Airflow Gitter account. Though this
> > seemed
> > > like a good idea initially, I'd like to hear from the community if
> anyone
> > > gets value of out it. I don't believe any of the committers spend any
> > time
> > > on Gitter.
> > >
> > > Early on, the initial committers tried to be available on it, but soon
> > > found it impossible to be available on all the timezones in which we
> had
> > > users. Furthermore, Gitter notoriously sucks at making previously
> > answered
> > > questions discoverable. Also, the single-threaded nature of Gitter
> > > essentially makes it confusing to debug/discuss more than on topic at a
> > > time.
> > >
> > > The community seems to be humming along by relying on the Apache
> mailing
> > > lists, which don't suffer the downside listed above. Hence, as newbies
> > join
> > > Apache Airflow, they likely hop onto Gitter. Are they getting value
> from
> > > it? If not, perhaps we are doing them a disservice and should consider
> > just
> > > deleting it.
> > >
> > > Thoughts welcome.
> > > -s
> > >
> > --
> > Andrew Harmon
> > (202) 615-6433
> >
>
>
> --
> Adam Boscarino
> Senior Data Engineer
>
> aboscarino@digitalocean.com
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