[Distutils] Improving Communication
Steve Piercy - Website Builder
web at stevepiercy.com
Sun Apr 22 16:58:06 EDT 2018
My first impression of Zulip was "this feels like Slack". It is
visually busier than Discourse, and I had a harder time
understanding context. I had to step up the font twice to read
it. I couldn't find how to hide the user list. I felt lost.
Based on my first impressions, I probably wouldn't engage via Zulip.
I had a negative first impression with Discourse, too, as "yet
another forum software", but it grew on me. Dozens of UX
details were done just right, like "I wonder how I can do this
thing... oh, there it is!". Or it could have been the Plone
community is engaging, or a wealth of information already
existed by the time I joined.
On 4/22/18 at 1:19 PM, web at stevepiercy.com (Steve Piercy -
Website Builder) pronounced:
>I am an email and IRC recidivist. I have to admit that ever
>since I joined the Plone community forum which uses Discourse,
>I have been more engaged with that community than I would have
>otherwise. I can choose which topics interest me, forget the
>rest, and explore things that might interest me at some point
>in the future. It also has a wealth of information easily
>searchable and accessible.
>I noticed that my wireless carrier uses Discourse as well, and
>I've found it exceptionally helpful to solve my phone problems
>quickly, compared to the phone manufacturer's craptastic help experience.
>I haven't tried Zulip yet, but I just signed up to compare it to Discourse.
>I don't know what challenges might be for self-hosting.
>Perhaps those who have experience with self-hosting either
>Discourse or Zulip could share?
>On 4/21/18 at 11:51 PM, brett at python.org (Brett Cannon) pronounced:
>>I know this is no shock to Donald, but I agree with what he brings up
>>below. One of motivators for trying out python.zulipchat.com is to see if
>>it's real-time nature on top of topic-based discussion could act as a
>>cross-section for email and IRC.
>>For me, either something like Zulip or Discourse takes care of a lot of the
>>issues raised. They provide modern tooling, allow for a central place to
>>communicate, and allow for sectioning things into streams/sections to
>>prevent overwhelming e.g. a single mailing list.
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>Steve Piercy Website Builder Eugene, OR
><web at stevepiercy.com> <http://www.stevepiercy.com/>
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Steve Piercy Website Builder Eugene, OR
<web at stevepiercy.com> <http://www.stevepiercy.com/>
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