Switching to Slack and a New Forum Style!

Discussion in 'Updates' started by Kyle, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. Kyle

    Kyle Nolife Australis Retired

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    As you all know we currently use a public IRC server for server communications without actually having to be ingame. However, now we will be using a much better system called Slack. Now you might be thinking why switch to something new, IRC works perfectly fine? Well IRC may work fine, but Slack is much better and has much more to offer.

    Importantly it's our very own slack "server" which allows us full control and tweaking, we're not limited by some IRC operators rules and guidelines. Slack also keeps all of our communication in one place, makes it instantly searchable with no logging bots or bouncers needed, and is available wherever you go whether that be your iPhone, Android, Windows PC, Linux, or Mac.

    Slack is the ultimate chat service for the modern day and I hope everyone will love it. :)

    On a smaller note we have a new forum style in progress to go along with the upcoming SSC changes, you can view it under the style chooser as Apex.
     
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  2. MO

    MO Nolife Server Technician Trusted User

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    /facepalm
    What do you do
    #Noob
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    But hey, Stupid Questions are better than Stupid Mistakes!!
     
  3. Clay

    Clay Ice Demon shhh Polaris

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    Also note that Slack does contain an IRC gateway, so if you have other reasons to use IRC, you can connect to the Slack IRC (after making your initial account on Slack).
     
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  4. PL45M4 D3V45T4T0R

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    I'm personally not liking Slack, as you have to register with your email on it, and I forgot my email's password. And this is my inner English dictator speaking out the fact that names must have lower-case letters, which just bugs me.

    I'm liking the new Apex theme though, using it now. c:
     
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  5. Ultimadum

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    I'm liking the new forum theme. Apex looks awesome and is easy on the eyes. And slack seems a hell of a lot more stable than IRC was and also the added bonus of no randoms that can spam the chat on there.
     
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  6. Astranium

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    he has a squirty gun
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    But how do I get to Slack?
     
  7. Kasumi Mishido

    Kasumi Mishido Baby Auroran Trusted User

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    So I've made everything but can't connect, because I need an invite. Why? I need to wait now and hopefully get one
     

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  8. Clay

    Clay Ice Demon shhh Polaris

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    You need to send yourself an invitation by clicking the link Kyle posted on the first post of this thread (also found on the main forum page's sidebar).
     
  9. Ugly2222

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    The emotes make it so much better. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. xtpkt

    xtpkt New Member Australis Retired

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    Nice! Loving the new forum skin aswell.:D
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  11. Astranium

    Astranium La Burrito

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    I thought everybody died on irc
    But then I Slacked Off.
     
  12. C-Chrome

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    whats IRC? and man da new theme is great!!
     
  13. Neodymium

    Neodymium That one asshole Borealis

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    Okay, so far I extremely hate Slack. I don't want all this setting crap, all I want is something like IRC! Simple and not as confusing. Trust me, I'm looking everywhere in their help section, not very helpful..... =\
     
  14. Clay

    Clay Ice Demon shhh Polaris

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  15. Tsarl Marx

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    The auto invite thingey simply won't send me an email :/
    I've tried it a hundred times, I have checked it's the right email to the caps, I've checked all my email folders etc. but still no email invite to the slack.
    And I've successfully joined other slack teams before without any trouble (one of which used the same invite method).
    So if Kyle or whoever else can could manually invite me? I'd be very grateful.
     
  16. Clay

    Clay Ice Demon shhh Polaris

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    You have been sent an invitation to the email address on file on this forum.
     
  17. Tsarl Marx

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    It's really odd, but I still can't any invite mail in my email, and I've checked all my mails. It just doesn't seem to recieve any :/
    You don't know any other way of inviting someone to Slack?
    I found nothing on Google... :/
     
  18. Clay

    Clay Ice Demon shhh Polaris

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    If you don't see any mail from Slack (even in your junk mail folders), perhaps it's time to get a new email address.
     
  19. Tsarl Marx

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    I guess that might be a good idea (albeit Slack still sends me spam from my other Slack teams.... lel), I'll probably do it later today and try again then. .3.
    Thanks for all the support/help Kyle and Clay.
    EDIT: Yup new mail worked.
     
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  20. Dubstep4Dayz

    Dubstep4Dayz Baby Auroran

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    I'm personally enjoying Slack, as it's got a nice and cheerful background and also has a great talk system
    Keep it up!
    -Dubstep4Dayz :D
     

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