[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5289: Remove Core from the channels that are auto-joined on Slack

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#5289: Remove Core from the channels that are auto-joined on Slack
 Reporter:  carike       |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect       |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:
Component:  Slack & IRC  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by aaroncampbell):

 While core (and all it's sub-teams) are still a very big part of "Making
 WordPress", I agree that there are probably a lot of people joining that
 want to help Make WordPress through other means.

 My original thought was that we could create a `#welcome` channel that was
 locked but had a message with the main channels for each group for people
 to click to join and a (more prominent?) call to join #slackhelp for more
 help. My thinking was that a locked channel with a welcome message makes
 that message always visible, whereas a pinned message is only visible to
 those that are already familiar with Slack and know where to look.

 After reading through @carike's concerns about the need for a human
 element, I wonder if we could make a small bot (or add to ours) that would
 instead post that welcome message to the `#welcome` channel when a new
 user joins ''if it's not already the most recent message in the channel''.
 That way the newcomer is brought into a much less technical, lower traffic
 channel with the sole purpose of helping them find where they want to be.
 People wanting to help can monitor that channel to offer assistance, but
 hopefully much of what the user needs to get started is right there for
 them when they join.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5289#comment:3>
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