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What is Slack?

Slack is a collaboration tool which is a little like IRC, but is easier for most people to use, especially in a work setting.

What is the Splunk Community Slack Team?

The Splunk Community Slack Team is a place where you can chat with other Splunk users, get help, and help others.

If you would like to join us, you can request access, fill out the form here.

How do I use this?

Once you have gotten an email telling you you have been granted access, you can sign in. Information on signing into Slack can be found in the Slack Help Center.

Once you have joined, you will automatically be added to two channels, #announcements and #_where_do_I_ask.

"announcements" is a channel for space admins to make announcements for everyone. You will not be able to post to this channel, but if you have an announcement you would like to make, ask in the #slack-help channel. Folks in welcome can help route you to the most appropriate channel for your question. Here are some channels you might want to start with:

And of course, for idle chit chat, and funny pictures, there is #random.

Community Guidelines

Please read this:

A note on "n00bs" and asking for help

Newbies are especially welcome in this group. People new to Splunk are what keeps this community healthy and growing. Everyone is new to something at some point. This community is here to help everyone. We do not tolerate the dismissal of someone as a "n00b" or treating someone as inferior because they ask something you feel is basic.

That said, members of this Slack team are volunteers, and the majority are not paid by Splunk. Please consult available resources like Splunk docs ( and and Splunk Answers ( when looking for answers to your questions.If you’re not sure where to look, we’re happy to help!

If you are having trouble finding a Docs page (there are a lot of them) and would like help, you are welcome to ask.

Useful Slackbot commands

We've added some useful responses for Slackbot.

If you say "!channels", Slackbot will provide a list of useful channels.

If you say "!spec filename" Slackbot will provide a link to the docs page for that configuration file. For example, if you want a link to the props.conf spec documentation, you can say "!spec props"

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