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Discussion on: The Benefits of Keeping a Slack Journal

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Sheldon

This is really cool. One issue this does have, is if you aren't doing this on a paid slack plan, then there is a 10,000 message limit. I'd actually use slack for personal tracking and other things much more, but I really don't like that loss of that history. I know there's workarounds, and apps that can archive. That's just another piece to manage so I haven't done that

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Thomas De Moor Author

Yeah that's a good point. Takes a while to get to 10K messages if you only add one a day though.

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Sheldon

I tend to pipe GitHub release notifications and other helpful info, so I couldn't predict when I'd run out. I ended up starting a simple git repo with asciidoc or log. That's easy enough and can export easily then. Will just stick with perhaps one file per month.

On a side note Psslack for powershell or other library should make it easy to export all if you tag it or put it in a private room that only contains that