This is something that raises my hackles daily. Just don't do it!


@mike I do this. For us its like a notification when they are away and when they come back, they revert a hi. The we can proceed with a call and get things sorted out. I don't understand what is wrong in doing so?

@pranav In this context, the "Hi" or "Hello" grabs the attention of the person receiving the message, interrupting what was already in progress but with no further information or context provided. It's much better to include the greeting along with additional information or a request, like "Hi Pranav, I need you to do this thing for me." That does steal your attention from what you're currently working on so you can watch the "Mike Stone is currently typing..." sitting on your screen.

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