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SimonWoods
SimonWoods

If you wanted to talk with a group of people in a private, or at least semi-private online place where would you prefer?

  • Slack
  • Discord
  • Mastodon
  • Email
  • Messenger type (Skype, Hangouts, etc)
  • Other (feel free to suggest something I have missed!)
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jemostrom
jemostrom

@simonwoods with Apple users: Messages. Otherwise Signal or Discord (I’ve been a user for all om 6 hours 😜)

AngeloStavrow
AngeloStavrow

@simonwoods I really like Slack, but the idea of creating yet another login for another Slack team is exhausting.

davextreme
davextreme

@simonwoods iMessage thread, maybe with alerts muted depending on volumes.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@simonwoods I like keybase :)

Cheri
Cheri

@simonwoods iMessage (or group SMS). I’d also be up for something like Signal if everyone in the group was on it.

Because I’m the odd man out (my friends use Facebook messenger) we end up doing a lot of group texts.

gio
gio

@simonwoods keybase

RianVDM
RianVDM

@simonwoods I have tons of WhatsApp groups with friends based on different interests and really like it. It’s like Slack channels but... nicer.

coldbrain
coldbrain

@simonwoods email. iMessage. Whatsapp. Twitter. In that order.

vega
vega

@simonwoods It depends on who these people are, and for what purpose. For people I know in the flesh, we use WhatsApp almost exclusively for event planning or general chat; if someone isn't on WhatsApp then they get roped in via SMS. For online-based community/hobbies, it's Discord and login-only forums because my interest groups tend to cluster on those platforms, but I've also used mailing lists (a dying breed).

smokey
smokey

@simonwoods iMessage if it’s time-sensitive/needs realtime-ish discussion, otherwise email, then private web forum (showing my age…)

SimonWoods
SimonWoods

Thanks for the replies, everybody!

JacksonOfTrades
JacksonOfTrades

@simonwoods probably too late, but I use Discord the most.

SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@JacksonOfTrades no such thing. Thanks!