Does Slack MatterMost?

English translation: it's wordplay

15:20 Nov 14, 2020
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
English term or phrase: Does Slack MatterMost?
Does Slack MatterMost? | LUP 117
I can't give you more information. This was just in a bullet list. I only know both "Slack" and "MatterMost" are proper nouns but what does this clause mean at all?
Amir Akbarpour Reihani
Local time: 18:03
Selected answer:it's wordplay
Explanation:
So there is already a wordplay going on in the names of both these products

https://mattermost.com/

the name itself is basically playing on the expression "what matters most to you? In your business? etc. i.e what is most important to you?

https://slack.com/intl/en-ie/
The name is an acronym for "Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge which is good to know because the normal meaning of the word "slack" does not seem to be a good name for a product as it means

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slack

1: not using due diligence, care, or dispatch : NEGLIGENT
2a: characterized by slowness, sluggishness, or lack of energy
a slack pace
b: moderate in some quality
especially : moderately warm
a slack oven
c: blowing or flowing at low speed
the tide was slack
3a: not tight or taut
a slack rope

BUT it has a different meaning in project management, float or slack is the amount of time that a task in a project network can be delayed without causing a delay to: subsequent tasks ("free float") project completion date ("total float").

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Float_(project_management)#:~:...

So, here, Does Slack MatterMost? while not a complete phrase in itself is probably a word play on whether Slack is becoming a more important alternative to MatterMost "New Desktop Environment updates grab our attention & the trend to move open source projects towards Slack has us concerned"

https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/linux-unplugged-53555/epi...

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glad to have helped. Interesting wordplays
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does slack mattermost?
it's wordplay


Explanation:
So there is already a wordplay going on in the names of both these products

https://mattermost.com/

the name itself is basically playing on the expression "what matters most to you? In your business? etc. i.e what is most important to you?

https://slack.com/intl/en-ie/
The name is an acronym for "Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge which is good to know because the normal meaning of the word "slack" does not seem to be a good name for a product as it means

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slack

1: not using due diligence, care, or dispatch : NEGLIGENT
2a: characterized by slowness, sluggishness, or lack of energy
a slack pace
b: moderate in some quality
especially : moderately warm
a slack oven
c: blowing or flowing at low speed
the tide was slack
3a: not tight or taut
a slack rope

BUT it has a different meaning in project management, float or slack is the amount of time that a task in a project network can be delayed without causing a delay to: subsequent tasks ("free float") project completion date ("total float").

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Float_(project_management)#:~:...

So, here, Does Slack MatterMost? while not a complete phrase in itself is probably a word play on whether Slack is becoming a more important alternative to MatterMost "New Desktop Environment updates grab our attention & the trend to move open source projects towards Slack has us concerned"

https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/linux-unplugged-53555/epi...

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Note added at 2 days 21 hrs (2020-11-17 12:30:22 GMT) Post-grading
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glad to have helped. Interesting wordplays

Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 14:33
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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11 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Reference: Background

Reference information:
MatterMost is an open-source alternative to Slack. Is this a list of ideas for article titles? A pun?

https://mattermost.org
https://slack.com

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Note added at 13 mins (2020-11-14 15:33:56 GMT)
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Seems like this is a podcast:
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/90016/does-slack-matterm...

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Note added at 16 mins (2020-11-14 15:36:54 GMT)
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From the description, it seems like the "the trend to move open source projects towards Slack" has them concerned, so they probably go on to discuss whether using Slack is the best solution and suggest alternatives.

Katya Kesten
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Asker: Thank you so much!


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agree  philgoddard: Slack Lives Matter!
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agree  sajad neisi
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