Hello all. I am writing you guys to openly express my grief about how I believe Slack is gravely being misused. Slack is not an exclusive Dash club, nor a funky chatroom. It is a highly sophisticated work tool that integrates a plethora of third party tools, like Box, Github, Jira, Confluence, Gliffy, Google Calender, Skype, and tons of tothers – with one, and only one objective in mind; To coordinate teams better though efficient communication and achieve their goals faster. Slack is not for slacking. It’s just a very astute play of words to imprint a novel work model in cyberspace, detaching itself from old collaboration methods. The fast degradation in the daily use of this environment is noticeable. The user count has grown a fair bit and the free Slack account is limited to only 10k postings. 6 months ago this proved to be too little, back when people barely chatted in the #general #watercooler channels. Today this limit is absurdly low – and the amount of rubbish quickly piles up to this threshold. It’s time to stop! People who actually use Slack for work are feeling quite frustrated by this limitation. 6 months ago! Conversations get lost, links get lost, and only makes our lives harder. Those channels were created for a quick stress relief (if one can call it stress) or for swift social communication at critical times. It is certainly not meant for hanging around all day and chat. IRC really is fantastic for that. Too many times have heated arguments escalated into full-blown page long ping-pongs. It MUST stop! Nuclear discussions of that nature belong in the open forums or IRC, where anyone can participate. It makes much more sense and is much more aligned with the open-source philosophy. Slack was a calm and peaceful place where nothing much ever went on, except within specific work groups. I’d like to see this again. We NEED to have this environment back again, for the good of an efficient project development. Bluntly put, I believe Slack needs a cleanup. I propose a strict moderation policy to keep it productive. Directed foul language should not be admitted in the workspace. Endless ranting should not be permitted. Beating dead horses should not be permitted. If people do not know how to behave despite having a strong position on any given subject, they do not belong there. The level of immaturity is striking at times. I hope to soon again see Slack as a respectful and courteous place where everyone in there has one and only one thing on their mind; work. Thank you for your time.