Are we naive enough to trust a community resource to a commercial platform that may change terms or hijack resources at any time? Clearly we are. Or rather, we were.
Unlike the QS Forum, which is managed by @Dan_Dascalescu using free, open, source forum software, our QS Slack is owned by Salesforce, which purchased Slack for 27 billion last year.
Now, Slack has announced that free plans will only be able to access 90 day of messages. It’s doesn’t make sense for us to pay $8-$15 per member for this community resource (which is, frankly, not used very much). Therefore, we’re going to close the doors on our QS Slack.
We’ve run an export process on the content of the Slack, which captures ONLY the public channels, not the private channels or the DMs. So if you have anything in private channels or DMs that you care about, now is the time to find it and copy it.
The export gives us the content of the public channels in JSON format. There are probably some open source tools for converting this into a usable archive, but I haven’t explored this. If you want to help, or just want a copy of the archive, let me know.