What’s happening?

On August 21, 2018 Slack is requiring all communities who use Slackbots to accept their updated terms, in order to continue using those Slack bots. 

What do I need to do? 

Your Slack Admin must accept the updated terms, which will give our @soapboxbbot permission to view users’ email addresses. Note: This only applies to your community if your SoapBox was created before July 1, 2018. 

Click here to accept the updated terms if you use Slack to sign into SoapBox, and are the Slack Admin of your community. 

What happens if our Slack Admin does not accept the updated terms?

If the new terms aren’t accepted by August 21, 2018, all users from your community who try to interact with the @soapboxbot in Slack will get this error message until the permissions are accepted:

What am I authorizing?

By accepting the updated terms, you’re giving the @soapboxbot permission to view your community members’ email addresses, which is the unique identifier all SoapBox accounts are tied to.

This unique identifier is what allows other people to see the agenda items and channels you create in Slack, and lets us notify you about upcoming meetings.  Our new “Add-to-SoapBox” feature is also tied to users’ emails - read more about this feature here

What if I’m not a Slack admin?

Ask your Slack Admin to accept the terms before August 21, 2018; you can share this article with them so they know what it’s all about. 

If you’re not sure who your Slack Admin is, you can access that info in your team directory.

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