Why you shouldn’t use @here on Slack

Graham Holtslander
Jun 7, 2019 · 6 min read
How my brain feels some days. Photo by Robert Bye on Unsplash

Let me paint a picture for you: it’s a normal day at work. It’s Monday, around 9:45 AM, and the developers are getting settled into their work after a busy morning of standup meetings and syncing up after the weekend. Out of nowhere, each developer on the team gets a notification on their laptops:

@here Hey, does anyone know about why my random thing isn’t working?
In: #support-channel