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#1 OFFLINE   crp

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 10:42 PM

https://www.reuters....d-idUSKCN1MI1WM

oof, this sounds really bad. well good excuse to close it down.
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:25 PM

I'm an admin for our Ingress community and use Slack and G+ for that. G+ has always had problems but has become almost useless for us recently since they reacted to the data breach and shut down some of the features we used most, especially invite the whole community to events, and making adding new members more convoluted. Slack has problems too and we're using Telegram in it's place for some things. Still debating how to replace G+.
G+ is not actually going away, it's going to be killed off for mere mortals and focussed on enterprise use.
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