SweetOps Slack Archive
Just wanted to give props to the Cloudposse team lead by Erik Osterman @eosterman .
Slack provides a great community chat experience, but there are quite a few problems about using it for Q&A. 1 Since the free plans for communities hide content over 10,000 messages, a healthy community will go over this quickly.
With all the great conversations, I want to find prior discussions to benefit from topics already covered.
Cloudposse archives the community discussions so they can be searched.
Cloudposse archives the community discussions for future searches here: SweetOps Archive .
Pro-Tip Search Aliases
If you use Alfred you can setup an alias for this, or use a Chrome Search Engine Alias. To use a Chrome search engine alias, go to: Search Engines and add a new entry.
- Search Engine:
- URL with %s in place of query:
For any future search, just type in cloudposse in the searchbar and whatever you type after that will open up in the archive search.
I don’t think Cloudposse or many others deny that Slack is “inferior” for threaded conversation to a tool like Discourse. However, despite it being a “walled garden”, it’s a lot easier to get engagement there than a forum from what I understand. This solution provides a nice middle ground by giving the ease of Slack, while ensuring great conversation is still captured and able to be found. ↩︎