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

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 03:35:09 UTC 2015


Yes -- just to confirm, we don't have to move off Slack.  This was just a
sales email that I decided to respond to.

--Naomi


On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 9:35 PM, Patrick O'Doherty <p at trickod.com> wrote:

> FWIW I don't think this means that we have to move off of slack. I think
> this is just a generic upsell email that was sent, even though we currently
> have a free non-profit account with them.
>
> I'll double check, but I strongly suspect that we're good to continue
> using slack in the meantime.
>
> I think it'd be neat to explore using IRCCloud if at all possible. Would
> a) mean we could use actual IRC instead of slack but b) retain the nice
> mobile clients, and the web UI which folks have grown accustomed to w/
> Slack.
>
> I'll reach out to the IRCCloud folks to see if this is something that'd be
> possible.
>
> p
>
>
>
> On 21 September 2015 at 20:02, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> 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.
>>>
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