See the Slack @ TTS guide to learn about our unique uses, bots and channels.
See a list of other popular channels in the Slack @ TTS guide.
How to make an announcement in #news
Please keep #news posts limited to information that the entire team needs to know. This includes things like:
- Major events impacting all of TTS or a TTS Business unit
- Required trainings
- Necessary security and compliance actions
- Policy changes or reminders
- All-team events
- Senior management team meeting notes
- Changes or actions that impact the entire team
||“This comment is 100% correct” or “I agree 100%”|
||“Yay, a meeting was cancelled!”||“Every time a meeting is cancelled, an angel gets its wings.”|
||“I did this” or “I verified it was done”|
||“I’m taking a look at this.” When followed by a
||Disbelief, shame, or exasperation.||KnowYourMeme|
||Since Slack records are retained and subject to FOIA requests, indicate to any potential future readers that this was a joke.|
||“I would also say this.” Can mean “this is correct” if you are the decider.|
||“I don’t understand this” or “this needs follow-up”|
||“Please consider moving this conversation to a different channel.”||Slack|
||“Have time for a question?” Keep in mind that many folks strongly prefer that you also add what your question is about so they can determine its urgency.|
||“Ship it”, “this is ready to go”, etc.||GitHub|
||A picture of Tom Hanks (T. Hanks -> thanks) used as a shortcut to say “thanks”|
||“I’m intentionally trolling you” or making a joke|
Slack Groups allow you to direct messages to a specific list of people in a more precise way than an @-channel or @-here. Any full member can view, create, and edit Slack groups at will.
Groups are a great way to alert people who might not be in a channel about something that needs their attention or make sure urgent incidents are directed to the right people and not an entire channel. For example, you can ping @github-admins in #admins-github if you have an urgent issue instead of using an @channel or use @federalist-team to alert that group of a conversation in another channel that we should see immediately.