We've moved on from IRC to Slack, but before you close this tab check out these awesome benefits:
- See who's online and who isn't
- Have a record of what was said even when you weren't online
- Different channels (eg #ps4bros #twelvemeet #pooping)
- Get notified when someone says your name
- Integrations so you can be notified of new forum/social posts
It's pretty great, and has amazing web/phone/tablet/mac/windows apps too.
Bored at work? Waiting at the urologist?
Stuck in traffic? On a trambro?
Pop on Slack and say hi
How do you join?
Click here to get an invite
Then follow the instructions, it's pretty easy.
Make sure you view the list of available channels, and join the ones you might be interested in.
If you have a PS4 join #ps4bros so you can see when we're playing, or do a @channel to notify people when you want to play something.
Helping us organise the Twelve Meet? Join #twelvemeet so you can quickly get up to speed or post some links.
Love telling people when you poop? Join #pooping and fellow poop enthusiasts can all congratulate you.
Hey Matey, want to tell people about your day? Create a #mateysday channel and spill your guts.
You can also leave/join/re-leave/re-join channels whenever you want.
Some tips and tricks:
Want a Twelve themed side bar?
Hit your name bottom left, preferences, sidebar theme, hit the link at the bottom, and paste this in:
Getting spammed by notifications?
It enables lots of notifications by default, you can stop getting spammed by hitting your name bottom left, preferences, notifications, change to "Only for Highlight Words and direct messages" or whatever you want.
You can also set per-channel notifications. Tap the channel name at the top and go into Channel Notification Preferences.
And you can set how it sends you notifications by hitting your name bottom left, account, Notifications tab, and take a look there.
Get notified when people talk about you, better
Want to know when people say your real name or shit load of internet nicknames?
Hit your name bottom left, preferences, notifications, add everything you want to get notified for in the "Highlight Words" part
Oi cunt, how secure is this?
Pretty bloody secure mate!
No one (not even admins) can see inside Direct Messages, or Private Channels (or even know they exist)
How do I achieve Slack Enlightenment?
1. Get amongst it and apply Twelve Sidebar Theme if on pc/mac
2. Set up your notifications and highlighted words correctly
3. Grab the Slack app for your phone to maximise notificaiton efficiency
4. Type this in general: Twelve animate enlightenment
5. Revel in your glory