Slack: the chat tool we love to hate?


#21

It’s so interesting to see that Zulip really is the great solution on paper, but I really dislike it in practice, because if how they’re trying to re-invent the chat wheel. It’s too confusion and topics are too separated imo. Might depend on the group of people using it.


#22

In a similar discussion among the de-RSE organisation the Clients: (https://www.mattermost.org) and (https://rocket.chat/) were highly advertised


#23

The same discussion has been repeated in several other lang forums:

  1. Python: https://discuss.python.org/t/python-committers-is-dead-long-live-discuss-python-org/30, https://discuss.python.org/t/what-about-zulip/197/7 (tl;dr: Python uses both Discourse and Zulip (I only know the latter being python.zulipchat.com))
  2. Rust: https://internals.rust-lang.org/t/exploring-new-communication-channels/7859 (tl;dr: Discord (I can’t access the link) and Zulip)
  3. Clojure: https://clojureverse.org/t/ann-searchable-slack-archive/3777 (tl;dr: Zulip)

I think it is better to experiment with several platforms at once and observe which one naturally sticks longer.