Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, we likely have some answers. Maybe not the right ones, but maybe you're clever enough to make them better. Let us know what we're missing. Thanks.

What are the Slack commands I can use in Larachat?

There are lots of them! If you type / in Slack and wait a couple of seconds a list of possible commands will appear.

Here’s a handy dandy table, while you’re here...



Custom docs "version" "area" "anchor" Find a Laravel documentation link
Custom giphy "text" Post a random gif related to "text" to the current channel
Slack away Set your status to away
Slack collapse Collapse all inline images and video in the current channel (opposite of expand)
Slack expand Expand all inline images and video in the current channel (opposite of collapse)
Slack feedback Send some feedback to Slack
Slack me "your message" Sends your message in italics
Slack msg (or dm) @user "your message" Sends a message to the specified user
Slack open (or join) "channel" Switch context to the specified channel
Slack prefs Open the preferences dialogue
Slack remind me in "time" to "message" Get Slackbot to remind you of something in the specified time
Slack shortcuts (or keys) Open the shortcuts dialogue
Slack shrug "your message" Appends ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ to your message
Slack who Lists users in the current channel or group
What are our channels?
#announcements

Only the admins can post in announcements. If you'd like to show off a project or post something in it please contact an admin.

#frontporch

This channel is for general discussion and getting to know each other. If you get too serious in here or start asking technical questions we’ll shunt you to the appropriate channel!

#laravel4

Discussion about Laravel 4.

#laravel5

Everything Laravel 5!

#news

An aggregated channel that pulls in RSS feeds about Laravel from various sources. Handy for keeping up with Laravel!

#packages

Another aggregate channel pulling in new Laravel packages from Packalyst. Also used to discuss packages by our lovely users.

#questions

The place to be if you have burning questions about Laravel or need help with anything. We’re a pretty friendly group and answers come quickly here so ask us anything — big or small.

#testing

A place to discuss testing and issues that arise when testing.

#tools

Know of any cool Laravel tools or services? You can share the love in this channel. Feel free to ask others if your looking for tools as well!

Why do we need a signup form?

Slack works by invite only, so in order to get you into LaraChat we need your email first. We know it’s a bit inconvenient but we feel that the benefits of Slack make it totally worthwhile. It really is a great service!

Help! I didn’t get my invite.

Uh oh! Sorry about that! We’ve noticed that the most common reason for this is because of a minor typo in the email. Please keep in mind that invites are running on a cron that happens every minute or two, so it isn’t instant.

If you still haven’t gotten your invite after a few minutes send us a DM on twitter @larachatslack and we’ll help you out! :)