08/15/2018, 12:16 PM
As a reaction to the discussion around java_questions's question in #general: I find the way we quickly disregard non-kotlin questions a bit frustrating in more focused channels such as #gradle #intellij #spring etc. I do understand the reasoning behind it but I wish we could relax the requirements a bit because: 1. This is the only java-ecosystem slack-like community I know of. 2. It's attended by thousands of people with similar mindset and programming approaches as me. 3. The turn around for getting an answer is 100x faster than Stack Overflow. I realize these reasons are quite selfish but it's just how I feel.


08/15/2018, 12:32 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate that we have many channels and nobody is actively policing them to make sure things discussed are around Kotlin. Much the same way we’re not policing to make sure new channels created are focused around Kotlin. But the general infrastructure and instance of this Slack is about Kotlin and more so the #general channel. Nobody prevented them to move things to random. But I believe two things are important: - We generally keep the idea of this Slack on focus because otherwise it will become noise to many and the great community of quick and responsive feedback (as you point out) we have may get lost. - There is absolutely no justification for personal attacks or rudeness. That will not be tolerated, no matter how valid an idea may be.


08/15/2018, 3:06 PM
I 100% agree with both of your points. Thanks for responding to this.