In my company, we've grown out of four successive enterprise chat platforms (Yammer, Slack, Workplace, WhatsApp). We currently have a WhatsApp group which, despite being restricted to lead developers (~35 people), frequently becomes too active for the productivity of everyone. Questions typically generate dozens of replies, sometimes more than one topic is simultaneously discussed...
We are looking for a enterprise chat system where:
- Each message only notifies those targeted, on their computers and/or phones:
- for a general question, that would be everybody;
- for the answers to the question, it would be the person who asked, and whoever opts in for the answer
- All developers may use it (write rights are not reserved to a subgroup)
- Easy to post code.
What I'm thinking is a system where any message generates an opt-in subchannel where the question can be answered or debated among those interested only. EDIT: a bit like a chat version of StackOverflow.