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F3 Rock Hill Slack Migration


 

 

Beginning on March 1, 2021 the Rock Region will transition our primary communication method to Slack.  Why are we doing this?

  • To provide a more usable/organized means of communication within the region
  • To avoid the social media pitfalls that cause us to decelerate
  • To streamline and simplify the backblast process, providing detailed data on:
  • who posts/Q's and where
  • how frequently each AO is visited
  • FNG activity
  • Each PAX can receive a monthly report with the number and location of postings

FAQ:

Is our website going away?


No but the ability to post back blast through the traditional method will be removed. Backblast information will be automatically posted to the backblast page on the website from the Slack workspace.

Is our presence on Facebook/Twitter going away?

No, we will maintain a presence on those platforms but the vast majority of our communication and interaction will move to Slack.  Tweets/retweets by @F3RockHill are automatically populated to #twitter-feed

How do I join the Rock Region Slack workspace?

*Note that this is a completely new slack workspace and is not affiliated with previous Slack workspaces*

Follow this link

You will be required to create a Slack account and/or link your current Slack account to the Rock Region Slack workspace.

See this link for additional details: https://slack.com/help/articles/212675257-Join-a-Slack-workspace
Directions for Desktop, Android, and iOS included

Is the Rock Region Slack workspace connected to the Nation's Slack workspace?

No, but the Nation's Slack workspace can be joined and linked to your Rock Region Slack account.

What are the different channels for in our Slack workspace?

  • #mumblechatter - anything and everything
  • #1st-f - Daily promotions/advertisements for future workouts
  • #2nd-f - All things fellowship.  Promotions/advertisements for upcoming fellowship events. Pictures of previous fellowship events.
  • #3rd-f - Faith-related items: Bibles and Biscuits, Coffee and Conversation, Word of the Month.
  • #csaup - Information about upcoming CSAUP events
  • #backblasts - backblasts for previous 1st, 2nd, or 3rd F events
  • Other channels can be created as needed

How do I post a backblast in Slack?

Open the #backblasts channel and use the following format:
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Backblast! <Give your workout a creative name>
Date: <Day, Month Day, Year> or MM/DD/YYYY
AO: <AO name (i.e. - #1-m-old-town)>
PAX: <Tag every PAX in attendance with @NAME. Make sure they’re tagged. If not on Slack, just list their F3 name.>
FNGs: <List new FNG names here separated by commas. They mostly won’t have Slack accounts set up yet. Even if they do, list them here.>
Q: <tag Q and any co-Q’s with @NAME> The Q of the workout must be on our Slack workspace for the back blast to process. Otherwise, tag yourself as the Q.
Count: <total number including Q, PAX, and FNGs. Number only, no text.>
NMM:
YouTube link to Name-o-Rama
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Most important things about backblasts:

  • The message MUST start with "Backblast" or "Back blast" as the first word(s) on the first line.
  • The mandatory lines are: PAX:, Q:, and Count:. The lines must START with those words (including colon).
  • Everything else is optional but will be recorded for posterity
  • If Date: isn't included, it assumes the date is the date that the message was posted. You can include the date if it was on a previous day.
  • The AO: please tag the correct channel (i.e. - 1-m-old-town). If you press the "#" key a list of channels will appear.  It uses whatever you put in the AO: line for some messaging purposes, but it assumes that each AO has its own channel. this is important for some of the monthly and/or weekly stats charts that get sent to each AO.


*A note about posting pictures and videos to Slack:  Our Slack workspace is the free version and has space limits on messages (old messages are deleted after the 10,000 message mark is reached) and data.  Instead of uploading pictures or video to Slack, please upload to a cloud service (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, iCloud, etc) and post the link to the video or photo album.

Here is a template you can copy and paste into Slack.

Backblast!
Date:
AO:
PAX:
FNGs:
Q:
Count:
NMM:

Join Slack as you are able and direct questions to White Hat or f3rockhill@gmail.com.

See you there!

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