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 Post subject: Be notified when games happen in real time & chat w Quakers
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:59 am 
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Slack is an iOS / Android / Windows / Mac app that allows us to chat, share funny images, network as a community and most importantly: send out real time push notifications to our digital devices when Quake games are available.

As some of you may know, the population of the Quakes has been in steady decline and with everyone's busy lives it can often be a challenge to get games going or to even maintain a casual dialogue with the people you once knew in the community.

We of the Quake DM community were very early adopters of apps to notify us of Quake games. We had a unique challenge in that the community was small enough to where you couldn't just expect to find a game at any time, especially for a very niche mod like CTF or DM. The idea was a stunning success and it has allowed us to maintain constant DM games when multiplayer Quake was all but inactive.

Now we're using Slack to take this idea bigger. We'd like to get absolutely everyone on Slack in order to keep the community in a dialogue, network with QW,Q2,Q3 and to keep what remains here from completely fading into obscurity.

The way it works is that there numerous channels that players can subscribe to. There are also notification channels players can subscribe to in order to receive real time notifications of Quake games forming. Users may send one notification in the notify channel which sends a small push notification to user's cellphones and desktops (any device with Slack installed where you've allowed notifications). *The notification channel is 100% optional and not the only reason to get on Slack.*

Slack is a great platform. Users can upload files, videos, gifs, emojis, and chat. APIs can be integrated to post the scores of Quake games. Bots can be programmed to do funny or useful things. Separate channels can have niche-discussions. For instance, programmers of Quake 2 could have a #quake2-programming channel. Slack is simply the best system for communities.

If you're a programmer for instance chatting and sharing code in the #quake-programming slack channel, you can paste and store snippets with syntax highlighting and you can even integrate github or your favorite development tools to post repo activity and commentary.

Sign up for Quake Community Slack here: https://corn3.typeform.com/to/UKCvXj.


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 Post subject: Re: Be notified when games happen in real time & chat w Quak
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:11 am 
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This sounds like an interesting idea, but I can't tell what the website is for.

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