I don't know why this needs to be explained, but since it apparently does, here goes:
This was a review.
No money or other consideration changed hands for it.
It was not solicited by Stewart Butterfield or anyone associated with any business he has any involvement with, or any business, period.
Neither Stewart Butterfield, nor Tiny Speck, nor anyone else in the entire world except Alice and me had anything to do with posting this.
It is not an infomercial.
The fact that it is a positive review reflects the fact that it is a good product that Alice enjoyed. I'm delighted that she wrote it up for us, because she didn't get paid for it, or receive any other consideration for it. I asked her to write this up for us because I had observed her using Slack and enjoying it.
Neither she, nor us, deserve any shit for posting positive reviews of good things that explain why, in detail, they are good.
You are acting like a collossal asshole by making accusations of fraud, corruption and bad faith without a single, solitary shred of evidence.
Cut it the fuck out.
Is that clear?
Honestly, I can't believe that "Calling people liars without a shred of evidence is a dick move" requires explanation, but apparently it does.
[Context; Several of Bistroq's messages have been deleted. These messages opined that this was "sponsored content" and "an infomercial" and "an unapologetic infomercial" (which is apparently worse than "an infomercial"), etc.]