There has been some feedback from the community asking for a quick way to link to channels. In IRC, #channel is used, but in Mattermost hashtags are used to tag topics.
Opening a thread here to discuss options, here’s what we’ve considered so far:
- Reference channels using something other than # (for example, !channel-name).
- Use hashtags to tag topics, but override the hashtag and link to the channel if a channel name is used. (This may be a problem for channels with names that can be used as topics, such as “marketing”).
Right now we’re leaning towards option 1, but wanted to start a conversation here before moving forward.