The No Hello Club


Unnecessary pleasantries waste time and effort in task-based conversations. In the No Hello Club we never start a request for information or help with a useless phrase like "Hello".

If someone has shared this with you or has this link in their profile, it means they won't be offended if you skip the pleasantries and get straight to the point. Do still be polite, and feel free to have social conversations!

Consider this conversation:

HelloMonday 17:30 UTC

HeyMonday 17:35 UTC

How are you?Monday 17:40 UTC

Fine thanks!Monday 17:51 UTC

Can I ask you a question?Tuesday 09:30 UTC

SureTuesday 17:08 UTC

Awesome! My question is ...Tuesday 17:18 UTC

This is the answer ...Wednesday 16:41 UTC

Aw jeez, so simple. Thanks!Wednesday 16:54 UTC

To get the answer took nine messages. With each message adding significant delay thanks to context-switching.

The most effective method of asking the question? Just ask the question!

Hello, I hope you are well!
I have a question, I hope you don't mind: the question ...Monday 17:30 UTC

Hey, I'm good thanks! Of course, the answer is ...Monday 17:35 UTC

Aw jeez, so simple. Thanks!Monday 17:40 UTC

Being succinct and effective does not have to be rude,
it demonstrates respect for the other person's time.

How do I join?

Joining the no hello club is simple! Follow the guidelines above and never start a conversation with "Hello".
Feel free to add a No Hello Club link and logo to your profile, website or as a custom Slack emoji:

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