re: Slack keeps interrupting you, but you can stop it VIEW POST


Somewhere along the way...
We decided
that this
is an acceptable way to communicate.
Please. Stop.

This is probably because of phones -- folks typing a quick message to say "hey there is more coming" because typing a long message on a phone can take a while, and many people hate this message even more than the above:



Yeah, that explains the source, but I know people break their messages apart like this even when on a keyboard - although not to such small chunks.

Really, unless people expect a response in the style of "I'ma let you finish" in between the messages, it should all be a single message.


Oh I hate this. I've seen a few people who do this and it quickly grows to 20+ individual messages -- because the people themselves ramble. 😵

Oh yeah, I ramble, especially IRL :D
But that's also why I try and keep my messages on point. Even if that means completely rewriting them 3 times :P

Yeah, I do that same thing sometimes. And yes, I'm also an IRL rambler. Lol

Haha. I’m a fellow “rambler” too jsn1nj4. I think that’s actually why I like remote work, so I can keep myself from chatting too much IRL. By the way, great article Nick. I just posted an article about removing noisy distractions and then I saw yours about Slack. These are some great points. :)

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