Visually differentiate teams with Guests

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  1. Account type  (U.S., Canada, UK,  AT&T, Telus, BT)
  2. Marketing Consulting Firm - many clients using guest access 
  3. Currently teams with guests look exactly the same as teams without guests.
    In the Contacts section, guests are designated with a "barberpole" pattern behind their name.  But teams look the same.  The only current way to annotate the differences is using a naming taxonomy (ie - ABC Company - General - INTERNAL ONLY or "ABC COMPANY - CLIENT), putting all client access teams in a folder (CLIENT TEAMS) and using team color coding (basically the same as team folder).

    This has led to several "near misses" where something was almost posted (or posted and then quickly deleted which doesn't guarantee that the client didn't get an email) that was not for the clients eyes.  Nothing unethical about discussing something inside my agency that is not for the client to see - and with over 50 teams going at any one time it is easy to loose track of what window you are posting in

    IDEA - Make the header, background or something OBVIOUS in the team thread area. Something as visually obvious as the barberpole pattern in the contacts list.

  4. While posting
  5. Prevent posting in a team with external users when the communication was intended for internal use only.
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I should have mentioned that there is a barberpole pattern behind a team name in the CONTACTS | TEAMS listing (where you can find archived teams.)

But the actual "working" area does not have any visual differentiation.  I think it did at one point back in the GLIP days, and then it seemed to disappear.  I suspect that someone on the UI/UX team felt that it made the team chat window look too cluttered.  

But for us - it is a real issue when dealing with dozens of clients and many dozens of teams/projects.  I double-take to the team list and the team name before I post to make sure I don't post a confidential discussion to a client team.