Based on the plugin, I wrote a ruby snippet to execute in the rails console (get a shell in your docker using
./launcher enter app and then
# based on https://github.com/discourse/discourse-watch-category-mcneel/blob/master/plugin.rb
# let a group watch or watch_first_post a category
group_name = "trust_level_0"
category_slug = "news"
group = Group.find_by_name(group_name)
category = Category.find_by_slug(category_slug)
unless category.nil? || group.nil?
group.users.each do |user|
# levels: :watching :watching_first_post
level = :watching_first_post
watched_categories = CategoryUser.lookup(user, level).pluck(:category_id)
CategoryUser.set_notification_level_for_category(user, CategoryUser.notification_levels[level], category.id) unless watched_categories.include?(category.id)
I had some troubles when I pasted the code into the console due to less that displays the results of the query for the group and category and consumes apparently some following code lines.