[llvm-dev] Fwd: RFC: Moving toward Discord and Discourse for LLVM's discussions

Matthew Hodgson via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Nov 19 10:02:54 PST 2019

Slack's community moderation features are pretty terrible - it's simply 
not set up for managing public-facing communities; it's set up for 
managing private workplace team collaboration.  The best way to try to 
explain the features which are missing are to look at something like the 
Matrix moderation guide (https://matrix.org/docs/guides/moderation/); 
many of these features are missing in Slack.

On 19/11/2019 17:51, Zachary Turner via llvm-dev wrote:
> I suspected it may be related to Discord's heavy emphasis on 
> role-based permissions, but it would be good to get an official 
> answer.  Slack definitely does have administrators, and Administrators 
> can kick people out of the slack, which... might be sufficient?  I 
> don't know . From a usability standpoint, Discord is vastly inferior 
> to Slack so I think it's worth doing this comparison
> On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 7:38 AM Finkel, Hal J. <hfinkel at anl.gov 
> <mailto:hfinkel at anl.gov>> wrote:
>     On 11/19/19 9:09 AM, Zachary Turner via llvm-dev wrote:
>>     Note there is also Slack, which does not have these problems. 
>>     Not sure why that keeps being overlooked
>     My understanding is this is because Slack does not have good
>     moderation tools. I'm unfamiliar with further details in this regard.
>      -Hal
Matthew Hodgson

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