Slack community dedicated to local Flare user groups

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Slack community dedicated to local Flare user groups

Postby Nita Beck on Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:04 am

(Cross-posted in LinkedIn's "Users of MadCap Flare" group)

In a collaboration between MadCap Software and the many organizers and managers of local Flare user groups around the world, a Slack community dedicated to Flare user groups is being launched. Our hope is that Flare users seeking other Flare users will gravitate to each other there. (And I will no longer need to be matchmaker with my sundry "Flare users seeking other Flare users" Google sheets!)

We believe the Slack community can serve several purposes. Obviously, we hope to help Flare users find other users in their local communities and to help established and emerging groups to easily communicate within and across groups. We also hope it can facilitate those who want to take the leap of organizing a group in their local communities. If you've ever thought of starting a local user group, you can pick the entire collective brain of organizers and managers to learn about best practices for starting and maintaining a group.

If you're interested in checking out the Slack community, please get in touch with me privately to share the email address to which I should send you the invitation. (Rest assured that I do not harvest or sell my Flare friends' email addresses. I have only ever sought to facilitate Flare users finding each other.)

p.s. We are finalizing the Slack community's Code of Conduct. Be forewarned that we won't tolerate spam.)
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Re: Slack community dedicated to local Flare user groups

Postby Nita Beck on Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:51 am

Hmmm, I'm such a Slack newbie that I didn't realize that folks could self-join.

Try this link: https://madcapflareusergroups.slack.com.

Anyone care to test this?

EDIT: Or try this: https://madcapflareusergroups.slack.com/signup

Please let me know if you tried this and it worked!

EDIT EDIT!! No, that link does not work. You will need to PM me with your email address and your locale.
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Re: Slack community dedicated to local Flare user groups

Postby TR Lisa on Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am

Who is my Team Administrator?
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Re: Slack community dedicated to local Flare user groups

Postby Nita Beck on Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:00 am

TR Lisa wrote:Who is my Team Administrator?


No one...

Someone else tested the links and, sorry to say, they don't get the result I was hoping. Sorry for the inconvenience.

For the time being, I'm handling the signup.

Please send me a PM with your email address and with your location so I know which "locale" channel to put you in.
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Re: Slack community dedicated to local Flare user groups

Postby Nita Beck on Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:09 pm

I am thrilled by the response we've gotten. A week ago, we had all of 24 members in the Slack community, those being the other managers and myself, as well as a few MadCap employees who have helped to set the community up. One week later, and we are at 160! You all are AWESOME!

Remember, if you're interested in Flare user groups and would like to join the Slack community, PM me your email address and geographic location so I know "locale" channel to put you in.
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Re: Slack community dedicated to local Flare user groups

Postby Nita Beck on Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:24 pm

Our Slack community grows! Tomorrow will be our third week anniversary, and we are 208 members and counting. That's almost 10x the number we started with (those being the organizers of established local user groups, as well as a couple of MadCap employees).

If you are interested in joining, send me a PM with your email address and your location so I know what "locale" channel(s) to put you in.
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