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

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Tue Sep 22 04:22:14 UTC 2015


rip.

maybe irccloud? or freenode?

On Monday, September 21, 2015 08:02:45 PM Naomi Most wrote:
> 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
> in.
> 
> 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]
> 
> Cheers,
> Naomi
> 
> [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.
> > 
> > Made by Slack Technologies, Inc <https://slack.com>  •  Our Blog
> > <http://slackhq.com>
> > 155 5th Street, 6th Floor  •  San Francisco, CA  •  94103
> > 
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> > Naomi Theora Most
> > <#14ff2fedf909354a_14ff2d9e0423c170_>naomi at nthmost.com
> > +1-415-728-7490
> > 
> > skype: nthmost
> > 
> > http://twitter.com/nthmost
> > 
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> > Naomi Theora Most
> > <http://twitter.com/nthmost>naomi at nthmost.com
> > +1-415-728-7490
> > 
> > skype: nthmost
> > 
> > http://twitter.com/nthmost
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