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:



How are you?

Fine thanks!

Can I ask you a question?


Awesome! My question is ...

This is the answer ...

Aw jeez, so simple. Thanks!

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 ...

Hey, I'm good thanks! Of course, the answer is ...

Aw jeez, so simple. Thanks!

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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