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Tim Rohrer

I'm not understanding how the creators of this platform envision us using it as a replacement for the Slack channels. Or as a place to ask the kinds of questions you seem to be suggesting.

If someone has a question specific to a block of code, do they "Write a post"? This area seems focused on sharing knowledge in a more general way; Connect seems set up for DMs; and I've not found any other feature that seems focused on Q&A (other than Twitter which is not a great chat platform like Slack).

Am I missing something?

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) • Edited on

Hi Tim! Thanks for inquiring. Us CodeNewbie Community organizers have been working on clearing up this exact thing due to similar feedback we've gotten in the past. We're working on making this more widely known, but you can actually use the #help tag on posts where you would like feedback on anything — from specific blocks of code to workplace/school advice.

We've graduated from Slack because the Forem ecosystem encourages lasting and more ongoing discussion which will help our community learn from one another better. That said, we are also aware that this space needs some additional features to make it more navigable for all of you and more friendly for pure beginners, too!

We hope this helps but let us know if you have any other questions!