A Heroku service that lets you send anonymous messages to colleagues on Slack.
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anonymous-slack

A Heroku service to send anonymous messages to colleagues on Slack. Your message shows up under the guise of a random animal: an anonymous aardvark says: [your message].

As a slack administrator:

Clone this repository, enter it and generate the Godeps:

git clone git@github.com:recursionpharma/anonymous-slack.git
cd anonymous-slack
godep save -r

Create a new Heroku app:

heroku create
>>> Creating whispering-cliffs-7437... done, stack is cedar-14
>>> https://whispering-cliffs-7437.herokuapp.com/ | https://git.heroku.com/whispering-cliffs-7437.git

In Slack integrations, add a Slash command, for example, /anon . Set the URL in Slack to your Heroku website URL (in our example, https://whispering-cliffs-7437.herokuapp.com/). The resulting slack "token" should be set as a Heroku environment variable:

heroku config:set INCOMING_SLACK_TOKEN=XXX

Then, in Slack integrations, add a Slash Incoming webhook. The resulting "webhook url" should be set as the Heroku environment variable:

heroku config:set INCOMING_SLACK_WEBHOOK=https://hooks.slack.com/services/BLAH/BLAH/BLAH

Deploy to heroku.

git push heroku master

Success! Now if you send a message in any channel, public or private, like the following:

/anon @somebodyelse hey, guess who?

That message will be suppressed, and @somebodyelse gets a message like this:

an anonymous capybara says: hey, guess who?

Be nice!