We are moving our community chat from Slack to Discord. Why? TL;DR: because Discord has better support for community building. VAST is not the first project that abandons Slack. Numerous open-source projects have done the same.
You can join our Discord community chat via https://discord.tenzir.com.
Here are the top four reasons why we are switching:
Retention: Slack's free plan has only 90 days message retention. We prefer permanence of our community discussion.
Moderation: Discord has solid moderation tools that rely on role-based access, and makes it possible adhere to our Code of Conduct upon joining.
Invitation: Unlimited invite links that do not expire.
Inclusion: Users can self-assign their preferred pronouns.
We hope that the majority of our Slack users understand these concerns and will join us over at Discord. See you there!