[community] FW: Community

John Willis pickupwillis at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 02:17:00 UTC 2018


I am unsure if I understand this discussion, can someone please help me?

All I see is Firsoosh asking about slack. Why are you asking this? Is the existing list serve not serving its function for you?

I often hear from new members how valuable the listserv is, and I too find it extremely valuable. It is working well in my view, but I don’t know if others are not getting what they need.

I am a member of a number of slack communities. It’s a great tool, especially for project teams working together. What is not so great is that it functions best when there are no other options for the members to communicate – generally it is recommended that email channels be restricted or shut down when a slack community is created, otherwise it is just another optional channel and it tends to fragment the community. If the listserv is not doing its job, maybe it needs to be shut down, but I am very doubtful of that especially as it is such an easy tool for many people who do not have very much Teknowledge or desire to set up a new account I need a new app or platform.  For better or worse, email his most people’s platform.

Having said that, obviously has an inclusive design community, we cannot be satisfied with most people getting what they wanted Dash everyone must be able to participate!

But please fill me in, I’m interested in preserving what we have but also meeting everyone’s needs.



John D. Willis
Design & innovation in Public Services


> On Nov 5, 2018, at 13:56, George Zamfir <george at georgezamfir.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi IDRC Community!
> 
> Pina reached out to me if I can help with setting up a Slack team for
> you. I can certainly do that though it would be best to do it with the
> person who will be administering it going forward (invite members, install
> apps / integrations, etc.). I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
> 
> 
> All the best --
> George Zamfir
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 11:21 AM Pina D'Intino <pina.dintino at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi George, hope all is well. Do you think you can help them out?
>> 
>> Pina D'Intino, MDes, PMP, CPACC
>> Business Transformation, Accessibility Strategist and Consultant
>> Tel: 416.948.3348
>> E-mail: pina.dintino at gmail.com
>> www.linkedin.com/in/pinadintino
>> 
>> Also seek me out at:
>> www.Aequumglobalaccess.com or
>> www.cadilaconsultinginc.com
>> 
>>  "_It is possible.  Accessibility makes  good business sense.
>> A member of the International Association of  Accessibility Professionals
>> (IAAP).
>>> www.accessibilityassociation.org
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: community [mailto:community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca] On
>>> Behalf Of Geordie Graham
>>> Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2018 8:41 AM
>>> To: Firdosh Alia
>>> Cc: community at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca
>>> Subject: Re: [community] Community
>>> 
>>> Is there? If not, that would be a great idea. Since the migration of the
>>> OCAD Student emails to Office 365 I can no longer log into this email
>>> account. Instead I have to rely on a 4 year old smartphone that was
>>> already logged on.
>>> 
>>> What do other people think?
>>> 
>>> Best,
>>> 
>>> Geordie
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 11:56 PM Firdosh Alia <aliafrd8 at gmail.com wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Is there any slack community to discuss?
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