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So much better than Slack. It's crazy to me that a never-ending stream of chatty one-liners is what people think as "productive"

Experiment for slack lovers: Start talking about something in a channel with ~20 people. Have another use try to start another conversation in the same channel.

What happens? Garbage. Chat is not how work gets done. Or how knowledge is transferred and, most importantly, retained.

We make heavy use of threads in slack for anything serious at my work. #general and #random are a mess of course, but that's kinda their point.

If they worked better we would too. But you can't have threads without also stopping people from throwing one-liners into an ongoing channel. You need both.

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