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From "Chris Thistlethwaite (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (INFRA-17173) Install slack auto-inviter for the-asf slack (make the-asf slack more public)
Date Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:33:00 GMT


Chris Thistlethwaite commented on INFRA-17173:

Sure, though I might have a better idea. Let me think about this a bit, but creating something
like that goes to that invite link. Then if we (infra) need to change that
slack URL for any reason, you (and beam) won't have to go back and update things.

> Install slack auto-inviter for the-asf slack (make the-asf slack more public)
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: INFRA-17173
>                 URL:
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Slack
>            Reporter: Elek, Marton
>            Assignee: Chris Thistlethwaite
>            Priority: Major
> TLDR: I propose to install a small application to make it easier to request slack invites
by new contributors.
> I would like to provide help for new contributors in a more informal way (debug the install
together, check problems, etc.). the-asf slack channel seems to be ideal place but there is
no easy way to join to this one.
> I propose to install slackin similar to
> What can I help to achieve this goal?
> Slackin is a nodejs application and can be run  in docker. It requires:
> 1.) An api token from a slack inviter user (should be admin AFAIK)
> 2.) google captcha credentials.
> It's not clear for me how this kind of applications could be run in the asf infra. I
would be happy to work on any technical aspect or available to calls in any time zone if it
could help.
> Community-dev mail thread (no objections/no feedback):
> Slack #general discussion (multiple +1)
> {code}
> mew: Is this slack open for every contributors? How is it possible to join without  apache
email address? Is there any invitation service similar to (If
not, can I install one?)
> Marton Elek [7:56 AM]
> Sorry, maybe it's too many questions together.
> TR [9:07 AM]
> replied to a thread:
> Hi Marton. The slack is open for everyone (users, contributors, committers etc). Many
projects post a link on how join (e.g. Beam at
but I gather those links expire, and it is fairly common people write to user@project asking
for an invitation.  It would be good that a Google search for “Apache Slack Join” found
a page that summarised the use of Slack across the projects - I haven’t been able to find
one just now.
> Marton Elek [5:13 PM]
> Thank you very much. Appreciate your answers. I would be happy to volunteer on an auto-invite
system (get an invite with a form like if you think it's useful.
> For example the invite link on the mentioned beam site is not working any more...
> SR [1:45 AM]
> +1 for the auto-invite system
> that's a great idea
> {code}

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