[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: [Slack] Free trial for Noisebridge

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 03:02:45 UTC 2015

For the edutainment of the group, here was my response to Slack today when
they sent us an email encouraging us to sign up for Premium service.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Naomi Most <naomi at nthmost.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Slack] Free trial for Noisebridge
To: feedback at slack.com
Cc: "treasurer at noisebridge.net" <treasurer at noisebridge.net>

Hello Slack,

Thanks for going door to door making this incredible offer [1].

Noisebridge is a 501c3 educational institution, funded entirely by member
dues and totally stochastic donations.  We rent a 5000-sq-ft workshop in
the Mission, and we just had our rent jacked up by 10%.

We get internet access courtesy of MonkeyBrains, who dropped a giant-ass
internet laser on our roof one night and then said, "why haven't you
installed this yet; it's a freaking internet laser."  (We installed it.)

Our power bill is... high.  We are ever-vigilant for the roughly 3x-a-year
event where someone thinks they can hide a Bitcoin miner in our Definitely
Not a Server Closet and then conveniently forget that they left it plugged

We do love Slack. Slack has been instrumental in our community cohesiveness
in the past year and a half.

However, while we'd be super stoked about being on your premium plan, the
added bill every month is not likely to ever make sense for us.

If you guys have any kind of nonprofit support programs, we can provide a
method for you to write something off on your corporate taxes.  It's
probably easier than putting a giant internet laser on our roof and
expecting us to install it.

No matter what happens, Slackers, remember: don't lose your cool!  [2]


[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raKjDI4umiQ

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnzL5-X4QyU

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 7:20 PM, Slack <feedback at slack.com> wrote:

> <https://www.slack.com>
> Hi there,
> Happy Monday! We'd like to offer Noisebridge another *completely free, no
> obligation 15-day trial of Slack's premium service*. Activate it and find
> out how the added benefits
> <https://slack.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202878523#benefits> — like
> unlimited message archives, unlimited integrations and even more tools —
> can work for your team.
> OK! Activate free trial
> <https://noisebridge.slack.com/x-t2266660417-11116938021/trial>
> No credit card required, nor strings attached
> Two more things: first, we've extended you $150 worth of credits — which
> were meant to expire September 30th — till October 13th. Second, we have an
> additional gift of $162 worth of credit for you when you activate the trial
> for a *total of $312 of credit*, (which is *a month of service*, for
> free).
> We’re glad you’re using Slack, and hope you’re enjoying it. If you’ve ever
> pondered trying one of our premium plans, *now is the perfect time*. As
> always, if you need any help, simply reply to this email.
> Best,
> The team at Slack
> ------------------------------
> PS. Here's a summary of your credits to date:
> Expires: October 13th, 2015 New team credit *Credited $50* *Never expires* Slack
> team credit *Credited $100* *Total* *$150 of credit*
> This one-time email has been sent to administrators of active teams. You
> can unsubscribe
> <https://noisebridge.slack.com/unsub/U027UKECD-d112a80899-misc> from all
> optional communications from us.
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