Follow the Channels You Want To Follow

 

In an effort to better facilitate conversation and allow folks to control the noise associated with mandatory channels like #general, we’ve decided to rename this channel #welcome, and move the “general” conversations to a brand new “opt-in” channel aptly named #general that you can join or leave at any time.


This does two things:

1. The #welcome channel now fulfills our mandatory slack channel. Although mandatory, we're going to keep this channel as quiet as a mouse, only using it to welcome new folks and point them to the all of the great channels Tech Friends has to offer.

*If this noise is still too much, we'd strongly encourage the use of the channel mute feature which will shut off all notifications from any given channel. See screenshots below for how to "Mute" a channel.


2. Folks can now choose to opt-in or out of the #general channel. Humans are fickle beings. Sometimes we seek public discourse, and other times we don't want to be bothered at all. We get that, and such we want you to have the options to contribute as much or little as you like to the ongoing conversation on Tech Friends.


Thanks,
The Tech Friends Team