What do you hate most about Slack?

Alex Freas
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For years, and especially since the pandemic started, we've been basically living on Slack. What are the worst things about working on Slack for you, and how have you gotten around them? I created Truffle.bot to get around my least favorite thing: answering the same questions over and over.

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Co-Founder of Legitify
When you are signed into various workspaces, the notifications are all over the place, and also sometimes slack puts notifications on for stuff I have already checked. Very annoying when I am in the middle of something. So I switch off all notifications on slack and just check the workspaces on a regular basis. Not the ideal way but definitely a better life.
Engineer launching Truffle.bot
@arko_ganguli1 Interesting, I've not found the notifications too bad myself, though when you get tangled in a group DM with other people, it's nonstop!
Community @Beam.gg ☄️
For a long time, there wasn't an easy way to log into all the Slack servers you're a part of
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Engineer launching Truffle.bot
@arwina_mogul1 is there now? I still have to login individually 🤔
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Lifelong entrepreneur
THREADS. I'm constantly missing them unless I get @ replied.
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Engineer launching Truffle.bot
@jared_loftus Ohhh YES and there’s no way to get notified more prominently of these (afaik)!
MBA in Marketing & Management.
Slack's call function never seems to work properly. You always have to resort to some other app to get on calls with team members.
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Maker hype.day commons.so pureple exMSFT
@krupa_bhagat Many teams using Slack use Commons for audio communication. It's frictionless, drop in audio and our users love it. We just launched to public today on PH (https://www.producthunt.com/post...). Would love it if you try and share your thoughts.
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MBA in Marketing & Management.
@nazankurticlp Congratulations on the launch! Would love to try it out.
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CPO @Leadcamp
I hate when someone writes me a direct message, I click on it with a though to reply later, but then I forget (sometimes I can't recall anymore who said it either)
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Engineer launching Truffle.bot
@edita My strategy for this is to just start typing my initial thoughts for the message, then Slack will save it as a draft, and it's listed in Drafts.
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Maker hype.day commons.so pureple exMSFT
@edita This is what I hate most as well. Takes so much mental space and always worry I'll miss something important. Async communication and documenting certain communication is valuable but when everything is async, that's too much to process.
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CPO @Leadcamp
@sashimiblade oh, that's clever, I might use that
Building VC Deals
No ability to schedule messages. I use gator to get around this but the integration is clunky.
Creator - Perfachhi
Slack is generally very slow in navigating, switching between workspaces, loading etc,. success rates of calls are less than 20%, the functions of the UX is confusing. The notifications are all over the place. Mobile vs desktop apps read messages sync are out of the place.
your friendly nextdoor nerd in ☀️ SG
I wish that it automatically loads the same workspaces. Like how Firefox preload the bookmarks, or Discord in one mac will have the same channels on the other mac.
Content manager
I've worked with several communication tools like Slack, and I'd say so far Slack is the best one I've worked with. Of course, I started to appreciate it after I started using another tool at my new agency. I miss Slack(( It's really way better than the others so please don't hate it))
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Health hacker
Noise -- I have around 20+++ Slack Groups. Just can't keep my head on track with so many buzz around. It's also the reason why I leave social media for a very long time.
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Thank you.
Notifications in Slack are an utter cluster. Even being in like 2 workspaces is a nightmare and I hate team chat workspaces because of it. I want there to be a way to highlight unread messages and but notify me of activity. Sort of like a 'soft do not disturb'.
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