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March 16, 2018, 11:50:21 AM
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Building a community and getting good quality discussions rolling are some of the key aspects when launching a new blockchain project or token sale IMO. Of course forums like Bitcointalk and Reddit are great places to share ideas and talks but still a project may need a messaging app like Slack, Telegram or Discord. While we had seen a lot of Slack around in the beginning of 2017, Telegram got way more popular in the second half of the year mainly due to misuse and scam attacks in Slack groups. Still, me personally I don't like Telegram too much cause usually it's a mess. In that respect I prefer Slack or Discord as you can split certain topics into different channels. Slack is the most popular app (and as many other companies we're also using it ourselves as the main communication tool), so I would love to suggest Slack for new projects still (I'm advising some in marketing/growth hacking). A good alternative obviously is Discord, even though it's a bit less popular.

What is your opinion, what's the voice of the community? What's a comfortable and effective way of communicating (messaging) for you and what would you appreciate most when checking out a project?

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March 20, 2018, 03:45:59 PM
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No opinions out there, really?  Huh
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March 20, 2018, 06:22:22 PM
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Slack is the worst of all the options. As the user before me mentioned Discord and Riot are good options. But the best option has to be Telegram as you are required to have a # to get involved there. That means no bots and multiple accounts, only real people.

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March 27, 2018, 07:55:24 AM
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Slack is the worst of all the options. As the user before me mentioned Discord and Riot are good options. But the best option has to be Telegram as you are required to have a # to get involved there. That means no bots and multiple accounts, only real people.

Thanks for your answer! The big issue I have with Telegram is a) user behaviour b) lack of overview.

Due to the single channel messaging, messages get lost very quickly. IMO this impacts user behaviour as well and lowers the quality of the posts and discussions. Probably it's key to define what Telegram is for and what not - and channel quality discussions somewhere else right away.

Btw. technically speaking, what does the # stand for - how can it prevent bots?
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March 27, 2018, 07:57:46 AM
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From personal experience, quite a few Slack communities I've joined are filled with phishing attempts due to which I tend to abandon them after a while.
IMO Discord offers some of the same benefits - of different channels etc and seems to work better. Riot is another messaging platform that I've seen used - it's used by Polkadot for example and is supposed to be secure.

I agree, unfortunately that's the case... The issue I see for those other messaging apps is the lack of mainstream users. But probably that's the case for my things in crypto anyway, so I shouldn't worry too much (e.g. from a marketing point of view).
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March 27, 2018, 08:14:13 AM
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There are so many Phising attacks on Slack. Here I was victimized stealing my altcoins with my Myetherwallet. So it is no longer advisable to use. Today's leading platform for communication is Telegram, This is my advice to you

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March 27, 2018, 08:16:21 AM
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I left Slack along with Telegram but this had little to do with the quality of the discussions, just got very sick of the endless spam and malware I was getting not just inside Slack but in my email (I still get Spam from Slack regrettably).

But for new projects, Slack is still the best. I see the discussions on Gridcoin for example and Byteball, just the best. Telegram is shit. Spammers and bounty hunters and stupid questions.

Disqus is also good and if you prefer a chatroom atmosphere.

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March 27, 2018, 08:17:19 AM
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There are so many Phising attacks on Slack. Here I was victimized stealing my altcoins with my Myetherwallet. So it is no longer advisable to use. Today's leading platform for communication is Telegram, This is my advice to you

Not sure why this is being discussed in the "altcoin discussion" forum (and it probably should be moved) but I completely agree that TELEGRAM is a much better tool. The simplicity of its overall user interface is a really big come on to both tech savvy or non-techy users.

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