Frequently asked questions
I’ve just set up my Geekbot. What comes next?
Simply wait for the time you told Geekbot to start the standup. When that time comes Geekbot will send you a direct message with the standup questions.
What will Geekbot do as soon as it is time for a meeting?
As soon as it is time for a meeting Geekbot will send a direct message to all the participants in the standup. You can set Geekbot to either ask immediately when it is time for the meeting or wait until a participant has been online in Slack for a specified amount of time.
What if i don’t have anything to answer to a question?
Simply answer with the word nothing, nope, none, no or – and Geekbot will omit this answer from your report. This way your broadcast channel will not be full of unnecessary information.
I don’t have time for a standup right now what can i do?
Use the cancel command and Geekbot will cancel your current standup. Should you change your mind you can use the report command to re-initiate a standup at any time in the day.
What happens if i don’t answer at all?
The current standup eventually expires and you can no longer report for that day. Geekbot will just ask again the next time you have a scheduled standup meeting.
How can i edit my posted report?
Go to your direct messages with Geekbot and edit your answers. They will be automatically updated in the broadcast channel & your dashboard.
Where can the reports be published?
You can set Geekbot to publish them in a broadcast channel in Slack. This channel can be either public or private. Being able to broadcast in private channels means that you can have standups with specific members without spamming your whole team. Keep in mind though you have to invite Geekbot to a private channel in order for it to be able to post there.
Can i have more than one standups in one account?
You can create multiple standups from your dashboard home. Just press the Add new Standup button at the top and setup your new standup.
What commands does Geekbot understand?
For now Geekbot can understand simple commands like dashboard, report, pause etc. You can find a complete list of commands here. But don’t worry soon it will be almost as smart as… skynet :}
How can i edit a standup?
You can edit your standup in the dashboard. To access the dashboard, you can either press the login button on our website or send a direct message to Geekbot in Slack, with the command dashboard. Once you are in the dashboard press the edit standup button located on the lower right area of the standup preview window.
How can i add new participants to a standup?
Edit your standup from the dashboard home page, go to the members tab, add the new members and save the standup. Additionally you can sync the standup participants with the broadcast channel. This way any members being added to or removed from the Slack channel will be updated in the standup as well.
How many people in my team are using Geekbot?
You can find all your team’s active participants in the dashboard’s billing section under the team overview tab. There you can view all your team’s standups, participants and standup owners.
Where can i find my invoice(s)?
All your invoices can be found in the billing section under the invoices tab. In order to receive your invoices in your email inbox, please fill in your billing info in the billing section.
Can i add other members as Admins?
While editing a standup, you can grant edit privileges to participants, under the members tab. Simply select the participants you want to grant edit privileges to and save the standup.
Can i tell Geekbot not to ping me during my vacation time?
When it’s your day off or you are on vacation, type the command pause for (x) days. Geekbot will exclude you from all standups for the amount of days you specify. Anytime you want to start reporting again, just type resume and Geekbot will start sending you standup questions again.
How do i set my own standup time?
You can configure the time Geekbot pings you from your Preferences in the dashboard. Make sure the Personalized setting has been set correctly for participants to be able to change time settings individually.
We love Geekbot! Our team uses it every morning for statuses. We consider Geekbot to be a member of our team, literally.Joshua Jacobs, Senior UX Designer at Mural