Le 15/05/2021 à 19:01, Paul Moore a écrit :
So let's start by working out *why* it failed. I don't see any point in having a vote, which comes up with the conclusion that (say) people like Discord, if we then set that up and there's no-one on there. If we were to ask the question, why did people stop logging into Zulip as part of their daily sign-in routine (or why did they never even start doing that), what would the answers be? Mine would be simply "because no-one was there". More specifically, even if people were there, there were no conversations going on.
That certainly sounds like the most reasonable explanation.
Explicitly making it more of a social community (while still allowing that we're all technical so casual technical questions still count as social ;-)) might make a difference. As might a deliberate effort to keep people engaged. But just choosing a new tool and hoping people like it enough for the community to "just happen" seems destined to fail.
It was proposed that people list in a public place the timespans where they can make themselves available on a chat system. That would certainly help people gather and discuss together synchronously, if they are willing to.