Features of the Ottoneu Community on Slack

“The #Ottoneu community on Slack is basically a giant, customizable, feature-rich social network devoted to the game of Ottoneu.”

By now you may have heard about the growing #ottoneu community on Slack.  If not, you can find out more about it here.  We have over 600 members discussing all things Ottoneu baseball and football.  We hope you’ll join us.  You can request a free invite by expressing your interest in the comments section below.

Also, be sure to check out “10 Tips for Ottoneu Rookies”

For those of you new to the #Ottoneu community, I want to highlight a few core features of Slack that might come in handy as we get closer to the Ottoneu regular season.

Before you read any further, you’ll want to download the Slack mobile app, which allows you to keep up with everything Ottoneu on the go.

Slack mobile app is a must.

Slack mobile app is a must.

“The #Ottoneu community on Slack is basically a giant, customizable, feature-rich social network devoted to the game of Ottoneu.”

Ottoneu community on Slack

Ottoneu community on Slack

The #Ottoneu community is broken down into channels, which can be thought of as discussion topics.  For example, with less than 72 hours before the Ottoneu keeper deadline (1/31), we’ve added the #keeporcut channel for baseball, a rapid fire discussion thread where Ottoneu owners can crowd source last minute feedback about those players that may be on the chopping block before the auction.  New channels are added occasionally, but for the most part you’ll find dedicated, permanent thread channels on trade reviews, prospects, Ottoneu tools, the @ottoneutraderumors podcast, and others.

Ottoneu Community Channels on Slack.jpg

The #tradefeed channel is a direct link to each trade made in Ottoneu, in all leagues (just in case you want to see what others are getting in return for trading Bryce Harper…)

Niv, the creator of Ottoneu, is also a member of the #ottoneucommunity

Niv, the creator of Ottoneu, is also a member of the #ottoneucommunity

Once you’ve gotten the hang of the channels, you’ll also want to begin setting up keyword notifications.  Whether you’re active on the message board every day or just want to check in occasionally, setting up highlighted words – specific words that activate push notifications to your mobile device via the (excellent) Slack app – will help you get just the information you need.  For example, you can setup player names (“McCutchen”, “Puig”, “Miggy”), topics (“steamer”, “standings”, “yankees”), and other triggers (“my name”, “my team name”, “my league name”) as highlighted words to “ping” you only when they are mentioned by the entire community.  In addition, you can customize notifications by channel, so you may decide to push more frequent updates feedback from the #tradereview channel and just use your keywords for others (you can even “mute” channels if you don’t want to be ever notified and just want to check them manually when convenient).

Highlighted words notifications

Highlighted words notifications

“You can setup player names, topics, and other triggers as highlighted words to “ping” you only when they are mentioned by the entire community.”

Customize notifications by channel in Slack

Customize notifications by channel in Slack

Another great feature of Slack is that everything in the #Ottoneu community is searchable by keyword.  Been out of town and want to check if anyone has mentioned Yoan “Moncada” over the past few days? You can search for just about anything, including files, links, photos, etc.  And with regard to files, you can use Slack for just about any type of file transfer (Dropbox, PDF, Excel, GoogleDocs, photos, etc.), and you can integrate other resources like RSS feeds, Facebook, and Twitter (you’ll never miss an update from @ottoneu, an article from FanGraphs, or a blockbuster announcement from MLBTR again).  In other words, everything is in one place in a very user friendly environment, which makes communication with your league and with other like-minded Ottoneu owners easy and addictive.

Search anything in Slack in the #ottoneucommunity

Search anything in Slack in the #ottoneucommunity

While most of the action in #Ottoneu community takes place inside specific channels, you can also use Slack to privately direct message any members (up to 9 people in a single message) of the Ottoneu landscape.  Do you need trade advice on a deal you’ve been offered by an independent third party from another league? Need to nail down the final details of a trade you’ve been working on for weeks? Use direct messages to communicate quickly, and if you choose, setup a private group for your entire league that complements the discussion normally just found on your league home page.

Create a specific group for your league or direct message anyone in the community.

Create a specific group for your league or direct message anyone in the community.

Slackbot is also a feature of the #ottoneu community that functions sort of like your own private assistant (he can be pushy sometimes).  Slackbot is always available to you (just ask him), and can be used as a resource for Ottoneu and plenty of other things, including articles and files you need to reference often throughout the season.  You can even use Slackbot to setup personal reminders like “remind me in 2 hours to respond to Joe’s trade offer”, or “remind me in 30 days to start an auction for Adam Wainwright.”

Use Slackbot as your resource for all things Ottoneu

Use Slackbot as your resource for all things Ottoneu

This is just a list of some of the features of Slack within the #Ottoneu community.  These features and more can be accessed and customized by logging in via the community webpage: https://ottoneuc.slack.com. The #Ottoneu Slack community is a great resource if you’re interested in joining an Ottoneu baseball or football league, new to the game and looking for some advice, or a veteran title-holder looking for more information about the Champions League.  Request your invite by commenting below.

Ottoneu Slack signup

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147 thoughts on “Features of the Ottoneu Community on Slack

  1. I’ll join. Probably better than bugging Niv anytime I can’t figure out how to do something. 😉 ceetar@gmail

  2. Ballard says:

    New owner looking to join a league. Id love to join Slack backaway98@gmail.com

  3. New to Ottoneu and looking to join a new league. Id love an invite backaway98@gmail.com

  4. Rob says:

    Would be interested in joining. Thanks.
    coachwarren01@yahoo.com

  5. greg sorensen says:

    I would like an invite too. Starting my second season in Ottoneu. gjsor1@aol.com

  6. H Passman says:

    May I have an invite? I’m interested in playing this year. Thanks! passman409@hotmail.com

  7. Curtis Mansfield says:

    Just joined my first Ottoneu league, and would also like to join Slack. (or an invitation to it)

  8. Jordan Ennis says:

    Hello,

    I am interested in joining an Ottoneu league. It sounds like my best shot at finding an opening might be through Slack. I’d like to request access!

    Thanks,
    Jordan

    • Lucky Strikes says:

      Jordan, just sent you an invite. Once you get logged in, check out the #leagues-wanted channel to find some owners for a new league.

  9. owenpoin says:

    Hi there, interested in joining the Slack channel. owenpoindexter@gmail.com

  10. Brad says:

    I would like an invite. brad_hickey@comcast.net

  11. Zach Morgan says:

    Hi there – thanks for the post. Coming up on year 4 of playing ottoneu and would love to join the Slack community.

    Regards,
    Zach

  12. Nico Sandilands says:

    Interested in an invite

  13. Laurence Curtis says:

    Would like to join the slack community.

  14. Flash says:

    I would like to join the slack community. If somebody would send me an invite, that would be greatly appreciated! slowphenom@gmail.com

  15. Tyler says:

    Very interested, starting my first ottoneu this year to force prep for my standard league – tyler.dishaw@gmail.com

  16. Ken says:

    I am interested in an invite. Looking for more ways to get better at Ottoneu, first couple of years have been interesting.

  17. davephowlett says:

    Very interested in joining. Please send invite to davephowlett@yahoo.com

  18. Nick says:

    I’d like to join email is nlepore77@yahoo.com

  19. HamptonBayardHampton says:

    I want to join the Slack Community.

  20. Dylan says:

    Hi. Just joined an Ottoneu league and I’d like an invite to the community.

  21. Scott Masel says:

    Thank you for your time invested to make this site so helpful and informative. Can you please send me a slack invite? Thanks!
    Csmasel@gmail.com

  22. David Leffard says:

    I would like to join the slack community. My email is david.leffard@yahoo.com

  23. PB says:

    Just joined an otteneu league and downloaded the slack app. Please send me an invite: pgbce7@gmail.com. Thanks!

  24. PB says:

    Would love to join. Thanks! pgbce7@gmail.com

  25. Ricky says:

    New to ottoneu any pointers

  26. Marc Foster says:

    new to Ottoneu, so an invite would be great. marccfoster@gmail.com

  27. Griffin says:

    I would like an invite

  28. Ben Armstrong says:

    This sounds great – I’d like an invite when you get a chance.

  29. I would love an an invite! Dash Davidson of Steamer Projections here

  30. John Naegele says:

    I’d like to join the slack community. johnnaegele5@icloud.com

  31. Ryan Eden says:

    I would like to join the community. I am setting up a new 5×5 roto league and am looking for members. ryan.eden71790@gmail.com

  32. Mark Werner says:

    I would like to join.

  33. Joe Saul says:

    Please send me an invite. Thanks.

  34. ninjasoler says:

    Hi, I’m interested in an invite. Thanks!

  35. James DiMarzio says:

    i would like to join Slack. jad_sfb@hotmail.com

  36. Cliff Burton says:

    I’d like to join Slack. Ottoneu player since 2011. clffburton86@gmail.com

  37. Dylan says:

    I would like to join. I am about to join a ottoneu league now. My email is dylanbuzbee66@gmail.com

  38. manlike_fox says:

    I would be no less than very interested to join the Slack community. New to ottoneu and ready to suffer. bill.felix@gmail.com

  39. Mike Dell'Aquila says:

    Interested in joining the slack community and ottoneu

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  41. gov ariot says:

    Hi, I would like an invite to the slack community. Thanks!

  42. leveluptime37 says:

    I’m new to Ottoneu and would like to join the SLACK group please. May I have an invite? User leveluptime@gmail.com

  43. Matt says:

    This is my first year in an Ottoneu league. I’d like an invite to slack: mdcook33@gmail.com

  44. jdefelice2 says:

    I’m interested in the Slack invite. jdefelice2@yahoo.com

  45. Michael Edler says:

    Invite me, please…

    michaeledler@me.com

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