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Sam's Slack Community Auto Greeter

How to automatically send a personal welcome Slack message to new members of your community. Inspired by a tweet by Sam Parr.

Inspiration for this doc

This doc was inspired by a tweet by Sam Parr:

How to use this doc

Setup time: <5 mins
Hey Sam, good news! I built this Coda template to make it super easy for you to automatically send a welcome message to new members in your Slack community.
Get started by copying this doc, then follow the 4 steps below.
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Step 1: Sync in a list of all your Slack users

This pulls in all the users in your Slack workspace. Once you have all your users synced in the table below, move on to step 2.
Users
2
Not synced yet
User
Handle
Name
1
Slackbot
Slackbot
Slackbot
2
James Booth
James Booth
James Booth
3
evan
evan
evan
4
mallika
mallika
mallika
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Step 2: Send new users a welcome message

Click the green button to send the user a welcome message. Like Sam requested, this will send a Slack message as a personal DM (not a bot)!
Users that need to be welcomed
2
Not synced yet
User
Handle
Name
Welcome message
Send welcome msg
1
Slackbot
Slackbot
Slackbot
Hey Slackbot, welcome to the community! Any questions so far? Feel free to ping me if I can help you get plugged into the right channels or if you want an intro to someone in the community. Stoked to have you here!
Send
2
evan
evan
evan
Hey evan, welcome to the community! Any questions so far? Feel free to ping me if I can help you get plugged into the right channels or if you want an intro to someone in the community. Stoked to have you here!
Send
3
mallika
mallika
mallika
Hey mallika, welcome to the community! Any questions so far? Feel free to ping me if I can help you get plugged into the right channels or if you want an intro to someone in the community. Stoked to have you here!
Send
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Users that have already been welcomed
User
Handle
Name
Welcome message
Send welcome msg
Message sent?
Reset
1
Slackbot
Slackbot
Slackbot
Hey Slackbot, welcome to the community! Any questions so far? Feel free to ping me if I can help you get plugged into the right channels or if you want an intro to someone in the community. Stoked to have you here!
Send
2
evan
evan
evan
Hey evan, welcome to the community! Any questions so far? Feel free to ping me if I can help you get plugged into the right channels or if you want an intro to someone in the community. Stoked to have you here!
Send
3
mallika
mallika
mallika
Hey mallika, welcome to the community! Any questions so far? Feel free to ping me if I can help you get plugged into the right channels or if you want an intro to someone in the community. Stoked to have you here!
Send
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Step 3: Put this process on auto-pilot

If you’d rather not push the send button manually for every new user, this Coda doc can do it for you automatically! Here’s how you set that up:
Click ⚙️ Settings in the top right of the page. Click automations, then open the Send slack messages automatically every hour rule. Turn it on.

That’s it! Your doc will now welcome new users automatically.

Step 4: Customize the message template

Click the card below to customize the template. Note that if you want to add bullets, bold the text, etc. you can follow Slack’s guidelines
.

Template #1: Welcome message from Sam
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