Automatically Add New Users To A Group

I want to:

  1. Create a custom Group (call it Newbies)
  2. Automatically add every new user to Newbies

Seems simple but I haven’t been able to find the answer.

That’s not currently supported short of writing a plugin to do that.

If you want all the new users, you can always use the @trust_level_0 group.

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Here is my desired use case. Looking for possible solutions.

  1. All New users are automatically Group A and see X content, but not Y content.
  2. New users are manually put into Group B. Group B sees Y content, but not X content.

I have tried this with trust levels this way: New users are TL1. TL1 sees Content X based on Topic level Security settings. The problem is that >TL1 users also see X content. I want to hide X content from >TL1.

I feel like I have a good grasp on Trust Levels, Groups and Topic Security Settings, so I am looking for solutions I have overlooked.

Anyone have any creative solutions for this use case?

I really wish this would be a feature that’s available out of the box. Since Discourse already has the ability to add new users from a specific domain, it doesn’t seem that big of a stretch to let us have the ability to add all new users (regardless of domain) to a certain group designated as a primary group by the admin.