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[#] Mon Apr 22 2019 09:55:16 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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My company is largely comprised of remote workers. It causes a lot of

communication issues. I go into HQ 3 days a week specifically because

of that.

You go into HQ 3 days a week to collaborate with remote workers? How's that working out for you?

Remote collaboration is fine when it's *ongoing*. As in, if you have a channel that's open all the time and people just sling messages back and forth all day, like they do on a good old fashioned IRC channel (and no, Slack and Teams are *not* acceptable substitutes for IRC).

But when it's organized into meetings ... yes, that's a complete productivity killer. Too many people like to hear themselves talk.

[#] Mon Apr 22 2019 11:35:51 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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While I admit to missing IRC at times, Teams does suck and Skype is a bloated hog of uselessness. But Slack can be useful.

[#] Mon Apr 22 2019 14:43:17 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah, I don't see us going with Slack, as they want money, and we're too cheap, from what I can see.

I can hear it now: Why use Slack when we can use Google Hangouts?

And then Google Hangouts disappears unceremoniously, and they wonder what to do.

Skype for Business... yeah, that's actually been pretty useful when it works.
When everyone can install it in a way that works with our servers. When ... (etc).

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if we used Discord. About the only thing you can't do with Discord that you can do with the other stuff (from what I can tell), is share your desktop for presentations.

[#] Mon Apr 22 2019 16:39:36 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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2019-04-22 09:55 from IGnatius T Foobar
My company is largely comprised of remote workers. It causes a lot

of

communication issues. I go into HQ 3 days a week specifically
because

of that.

You go into HQ 3 days a week to collaborate with remote workers?
How's that working out for you?

Remote collaboration is fine when it's *ongoing*. As in, if you have

a channel that's open all the time and people just sling messages back

and forth all day, like they do on a good old fashioned IRC channel
(and no, Slack and Teams are *not* acceptable substitutes for IRC).

But when it's organized into meetings ... yes, that's a complete
productivity killer. Too many people like to hear themselves talk.



The rest of the senior management team goes into the office, so I do as well.

[#] Mon Apr 22 2019 17:08:37 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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fleeb - the important thing missing from discord is exactly that.. screen sharing.

I've been using many screen sharing tools for about 10 years from many different tools. I gave up on GoTo Meeting when Cytrix bought them and totally made it useless and undependable. For most of the last couple of years I've been using Zoom Meetings, which works great. Just this week a client at a gov't institution went to connect from her new laptop and it's blocked. She called IT and they said it wasn't approved. She didn't tell them that 3 other employees were in the same meeting without a problem. Seems the gov't doesn't know how to effectively block things on existing systems. They told her to use an approved tool. "Skype for business." I wanted to cry. I can use it. But ugh.

[#] Mon Apr 22 2019 18:39:05 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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While I admit to missing IRC at times, Teams does suck and Skype is a

bloated hog of uselessness. But Slack can be useful.

Teams is included with Office 365, which many organizations are already paying for.

You already know how this movie ends. Slack is toast.

[#] Tue Apr 23 2019 11:04:59 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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So, if Discord can provide that feature (maybe via third party), then one can embrace it.

Heh. Seems so easy when you just word it in a sentence like that.

[#] Tue Apr 23 2019 15:39:19 EDT from Haven @ Uncensored

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I thought Discord announced screen sharing last year?  

 

A quick search says, yes Discord does do screensharing now.   Though it is limited to 9 people.  



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