So, I’ve created a Furry Writers’ Guild Slack “team.”
What’s Slack? It’s a real-time chat system, similar to the shoutbox (although more like IRC). It supports multiple “channels” for different topics, direct messages between users, and has a lot of other interesting features. You can use it in a web interface or through a mobile app.
Oh, God, another place to be? What’s wrong with the shoutbox? Well, first and foremost, it’s entirely optional. The primary rationale was that the shoutbox’s lack of channels means there’s no way for people to “break off” and have discussions about adult writing, or for that matter just to segregate topics in any way.
So you’re going to just talk about smut? Only on the adult channel(s).
Is this just for FWG members? And “future members,” whatever they may eventually be called.
How do I sign up? Go to this URL:
Please do not share this URL with folks who aren’t active on the FWG forums or shoutbox. The invitation process is currently automatic, because it makes life easier for me–but keeping it that way requires us to keep the URL under our collective hats.
Once you’re invited to the team, its name is fwg-chat (accessible at fwg-chat.slack.com, or your Slack app of choice).
I don’t wanna join something else! Again, totally optional, and I’m not encouraging anyone to abandon the shoutbox (I won’t be). But I think this has the potential to be a useful adjunct.