Slack etiquette question: when someone posts a reaction emoji that has a skin tone, should you just click it ("same") if yours is different or should you go to the picker and pick the same emoji so that it comes up with your default? Because we just had five people click on a :wave::skin-tone-5: and it was a mismatch for at least three of the four bandwagoners and... I'm not sure that was the right thing to do.

@dphiffer That's been my guideline too but it kinda came to a screeching halt when I went "okay do I click on the brown hand or do I ostentatiously make my pasty-white one over here that will draw attention to it" (I opted to not wave) and then I got to think about what about the (much more common, in that Slack) times when it's the other way around. AND WHY DOES SLACK NOT JUST CHANGE IT TO THE ALL-HANDS THING WHEN MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVE CLICKED?!

Follow

@gamehawk yeah I think that's what I would've done too, or just gone with some variation of party parrot

@dphiffer
@gamehawk
There is a person on a team that my team interacts with all the time. There is an emoji of him in our company Slack that has become our default reaction, regardless of context.

@whami @dphiffer Same in this slack, actually, including a four-part super-sized version (that doesn't really work as actual reaction but sometimes gets used there anyway).

@gamehawk @whami my cat has a custom emoji on our work slack 😹

@dphiffer @whami That Slack has a custom cat emoji based on Cowboy Cat.

I'm sure there's a backstory there but I don't know it.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
social.coop

social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.

If you are interested in joining our community, please review our Bylaws and Code of Conduct. If you agree with them, you may apply for membership on our instance via this link

Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here