Are you affiliated with that slack channel? What is the purpose of it?
I am a slack user and use it primarily as a chat system for keeping up with colleagues and other tech folk in my community who I don't see in person regularly. It is my observation that it is a terrible medium for discussing programming problems and developing code etc etc. I have tried and quickly gave up through frustration.
I find the forum format, such as CodeRanch, to be by far the best way to discuss and learn about programming from other community members.
Well the purpose of it, is to chat and discuss any problems along with other java developers around the globe. It was not set up by myself but I was asked to share it. Your observation is an opinion, and in my opinion I find it a much better medium for discussing programming problems, simply because of usability. I have always preferred using an instant messaging chat service. Only problem is the lack of numbers in the slack channels. You do not have to join but you are welcome to. This is simply for anyone that would like to use slack in this way.
If you used slack before, you would see you can simply add the channel via the name of the slack channel, or select through to the chitchats.co and select the logo beside the name of the slack channel which will take you to the sign up. No one said about posting your email in a discussion board
If you select through to the chitchats link. You will see an icon beside the name of the slack channel. A small rectangle with an arrow inside it. Select that link, then fill out the details and a request for an invite to join the channel should be sent to who ever the admin of the channel is. I was simply asked to pass the message on.
I don't see the request for invite bit. Perhaps I'm being blind just now, I'll try again later. I'm not being purposefully difficult, I promise. I would like to join the channel to see what the craic is.
Also Conor, I think we've met briefly at an Instil BASH event.