I don’t get the idea behind the default channels. Why are two channels created of which one isn’t even allowed to be deleted. I don’t want to have a channel with a url “town-square”. Why can’t I change this?
If I create a team I want an empty channel list. I want to create all my channels myself.
We’ve made some assumptions with the design of Mattermost which means that it requires that the Town Square channel exists. You’re free to delete the Off Topic channel once a team has been created, but there’s no option yet to not create it in the first place.
I see that you’ve already found our feature ideas forum and made a post there. Thanks, that’ll help us prioritize based on community interest.
I see the need of a default channel (or many) as new users need a place to land automatically be connected to some company channels. Perhaps the feature will be to have a fixed default (town-square) that can be renamed by the admin. And then let the admin pick other default channels (like Off-Topic).
Particularly, we have 4 “channels” that we want everybody to be (and that’s besides the 2 defaults of mattermost) So right now I have to tell everybody “Ok, now join
Technical Service, etc”.
Having the ability to configure the default channels will be great.
I don’t think we can’t get away from a “town-square” channel where every user is a member (with no choice to leave) as that will be the only way to reach all users in the team. But it will be nice if it can be renamed.
@ngcnelson Yes, that’s also a feature we’ve heard asked for as well. There’s another post on our feature idea page for that if you’d like to put your votes towards it.