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  1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    To help facilitate more rapid communications between the Community Manager and volunteers at all the various Mobile Nations sites and to foster a sense of community with our counterparts at all the other "Nations" we will now be on the Slack messenger as well as Skype.

    With that in mind, I've put together a bit of a How-To.

    Step One: Slack is organized around Teams. You must be invited by the Team Administrator, in our case that is the Community Manager (James Falconer). For him to invite you it must be done via Slack and and the invite comes to your email address. That means James needs to have your email address. If you haven't gotten your invite, PM your Team Leader with the email address you want to use and it will be forwarded with the request for your addition. The email address is needed to sign up/sign in on Slack.

    Step Two: It's easiest to start this process on PC in a browser. Navigate to www.slack.com to begin. Click on the "sign in" link.

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    Step Three: Enter our team name "monaforums" into the box. Click continue to join monaforums.slack.com..

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    Step Four: Enter the email address which received the invite. This is your "key" to entering Slack. Add a password of your choosing and sign in.

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    Step Five: Once you are in, you will most likely be in General Chat. This is everyone on the MoNa Team. In the sidebar on the left, click on your name - the popup is your control panel. I find it way more convenient to run the desktop App rather than a browser tab. The great part is the App and the browser view are lock-stepped, same look and functions. The desktop App is not in the store. After clicking on your name, you can download and install the Slack App for desktop.

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    Step 6:
    Each Team has Channels (like chat rooms) that can be subscribed to. Click on the word Channels near the top of the left sidebar and select the Channels you wish to subscribe to. At a minimum you should be in General Chat and the Channel that matches your Title (Ambassador or Mod).

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    The General Chat has everyone in it. The Community Manager, Network Moderators, Michelle Haag (MoNa Office Manager and Member Accounts), all the Mods and Ambassadors from every Board: and our Social Media Team of volunteers. It's the big picture.

    Step Seven: Click on your name again. Here in your Control Panel you can change your settings and preferences plus a whole lot more.

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    Step Eight: Get Slack on your Windows Phone. On your phone open the store and search for "slack." There is the new Slack (Beta) which is an official App. I'm just trying it out. It seems nice and consistent with the Desktop experience. Or you may want to try Channel Messenger which is a well regarded 3rd party App for Slack. I've used Channel Messenger for awhile and it works nicely and is stable.

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    For Android or iOS I have no first hand knowledge, but Slack is available across all platforms. Maybe someone will chime in below with some recommendation if any 3rd party App works better than the official one on Android or iOS.

    That's it for now.
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 03-28-2017 at 02:42 PM.
    04-10-2016 12:08 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Pro Tip: Fill in your profile so other can see what you do and at what site...

    Click on someone's name in the chat to see their Profile thumbnail.

    Click on your name and select Team Directory to see everyone listed.
    04-11-2016 02:41 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Pro Tip: Add a Frog Reaction to messages. It's the new cool. Like/Thank/Etc. Frog that.
    04-11-2016 02:45 PM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    Pro Tip: use the letters 'WC' in every message and see what happens.
    04-11-2016 02:47 PM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Oh? They are letting us back into the Slack group now?

    edit: still waiting for my invite...
    04-11-2016 03:53 PM
  6. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    At first glance I thought the title was "All MoNa Volunteers Are On Crack" and my reaction was, "that explains a lot."

    Looking forward to learning another messaging platform. Is it more than the IRC it appears to be? Can a standard IRC client connect to it?
    04-11-2016 04:19 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    "that explains a lot."
    True!
    Still chuckling heavily...
    04-11-2016 04:21 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    So ehm I had a slight hiccup when trying to get in.. Simply navigating to slack.com > doing monaforums bit > gave me a log in screen, but not an option to set password? or the website expected me to have an account?

    In any case, I bypassed that by going back to the mail James sent > clicking on the link (under "you may copy....") and that took me straight to where I needed to be
    04-11-2016 10:19 PM
  9. Ed Boland's Avatar
    We're in like Flynn!
    04-12-2016 07:14 AM
  10. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Speaking of Slack, has anyone seen the new Slack TV ad? I was surprised when I saw it.. looks like they went pretty big budget with it.

    The animated one with all the animals...
    04-12-2016 05:39 PM
  11. Ed Boland's Avatar
    04-12-2016 06:19 PM
  12. nate0's Avatar
    I am seeing this thread last used in April of last year, is it still valid?
    03-28-2017 11:51 PM
  13. Guytronic's Avatar
    I am seeing this thread last used in April of last year, is it still valid?
    Should be.
    You'll need an invite from @James Falconer however.
    libra89 likes this.
    03-28-2017 11:57 PM
  14. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Nate W - you're welcome to join us if you like! You know where to reach me.
    nate0 likes this.
    03-29-2017 09:32 AM
  15. meattray's Avatar
    Kind of cool for sure.
    03-29-2017 09:55 AM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I am seeing this thread last used in April of last year, is it still valid?
    Yeah, I did this a year ago when we moved off Skype and onto Slack for MoNa Teams chat. Should still be good. This thread was tucked away in the WC Ambassador Forum. We had some new entrants to Slack recently and the Volunteer Lounge seemed a good place to make it more visible to all volunteers... This is just the basics.
    libra89 and Guytronic like this.
    03-29-2017 10:09 AM
  17. pkcable's Avatar
    Yeah, I did this a year ago when we moved off Skype and onto Slack for MoNa Teams chat. Should still be good. This thread was tucked away in the WC Ambassador Forum. We had some new entrants to Slack recently and the Volunteer Lounge seemed a good place to make it more visible to all volunteers... This is just the basics.
    OMG did you get a 5th title! Robert you are like the only guy on Mobile Nations with more titles than me!
    libra89, Guytronic, nate0 and 1 others like this.
    03-29-2017 02:49 PM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    OMG did you get a 5th title! Robert you are like the only guy on Mobile Nations with more titles than me!
    Haha xd

    I just noticed his new title. Come to think of it, maybe he has collected them all
    Guytronic and RumoredNow like this.
    03-29-2017 02:55 PM
  19. nate0's Avatar
    Ya what is that (Champion)? He is just Champion plain and simple...
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    03-29-2017 03:57 PM
  20. RumoredNow's Avatar
    LOL... I volunteered to be an Idol 4S Champion. But for some reason the whole title wipes out all the others so James just left it at Champion. I'll take it.

    nate0 and libra89 like this.
    03-29-2017 04:51 PM
  21. nate0's Avatar
    Planned it all along that way....I see how it goes.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-29-2017 04:54 PM
  22. pkcable's Avatar
    We might as well make him a Network Mod and put him on Q&A Team, and then he really WILL be on every team! lol\


    For sure Robert is an honorary member of the Q&A Team!
    03-29-2017 05:50 PM
  23. meattray's Avatar
    He seems like a super nice and knowledgeable guy on the forums. Definitely deserving!
    03-29-2017 05:55 PM
  24. Guytronic's Avatar
    @RumoredNow
    We tried to get rid of 'um and failed miserably Lol ...

    Kidding Rob...yer the best my friend.

    He is the glue that holds WC together :)
    libra89, Josiah23 and RumoredNow like this.
    03-29-2017 06:23 PM
  25. nate0's Avatar
    @RumoredNow
    We tried to get rid of 'um and failed miserably Lol ...

    Kidding Rob...yer the best my friend.

    He is the glue that holds WC together :)
    Give him enough badges/member statuses and you might just cripple him underneath all it...ever tried that way? j/k
    03-29-2017 07:46 PM
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