Slack introduces threaded replies(

almost 7 years ago from Jorge Martins, Designer at Mindera

  • Jrtorrents Dorman , almost 7 years ago

    I recently only stared using skack because it was the preferred platform for a project that Im working on and it's a mess!

    1. The onboarding doesn't make any sense! You can't sign in to your account without first joining a channel (perhaps there's a way?) . This makes zero sense! You should be able to sign in to you accound then add channels later.

    2. This is supposed to be an "email killer" yet, the first thing it did was flood my email with notification until I turned it off. Why isn't it off by default?

    3. The interface is jarring, just too much is going on.

    4.If you sign in to the desktop app, you have to manually add all the re-add all the channels. Perhaps I didn't do something right.

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    • Raphael LoderRaphael Loder, almost 7 years ago

      Perhaps there were some misunderstandings: (some things might have changed since I last signed up for Slack, so bear that in mind)

      You can't sign in to your account without first joining a channel (perhaps there's a way?)

      1. The wording is confusing. Channels are conversations between (mostly multiple) people within Teams. I don't know if you misused the term here or I didn't catch the meaning. You don't sign up for "Channels", you sign up for Teams (within these Teams you can manage Channels). These Teams are completely separate and you don't share any information between them, other than that you can use the clients to sign in to those Teams simultaneously and switch between them whenever you choose.

      2. This is understandable. I can't remember that happening to me, but having these e-mail notifications as an opt-in rather than an opt-out made always more sense to me.

      3. I don't really agree with this point. It's really subjective (and it seems you got off on the wrong foot and try to justify disliking it with a rather broad statement). There's certainly a lot more going on than there was at the start, but I only use a tiny portion of the interface (be it mobile or desktop) and found that the rest doesn't get much in the way and is really easy to use once you get to it. But as I said: pretty subjective.

      4. This goes with Point 1: you sign up for Teams separately and of course when you install the client you have to add them one by one (in case you confused Channels with Teams).

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