Changing Welcome Message

On our Discourse forum, we’re looking into changing our welcome message to a custom made one that reflects our community specifically. We were unaware that when Discobot came to be, the original welcome message changed to a “walk-through” of core Discourse functions.

I had a look through a few topics regarding altering the welcome message and found this link:


We swapped the old content for the new custom made content and whenever we create a new account, the Discobot message shows up, not the custom made message we inputted.

Surely there must be a way to set the welcome message to a static message instead of the dynamic Discobot message?

Assuming you’re referring to this message:

You should be looking for discourse_narrative_bot.new_user_narrative.hello.message to change the bot’s initial message.


Is that under the email templates tab?

No, text content.


Thank you for your help! Our new welcome message is up and running. Appreciate it.


Hi Joshua. Can’t find it, maybe is that changed in recent versions of the platform?

Nope, the string is the same.
Try this


I did these changes. Is there any way for me to see the change and make sure that the changes are how we want them to be? I have an active admin account so I assume I cannot see that. I cannot sign up with a new email as we are limiting sign-ins to only as specific domain names. Our instance is hosted by discourse.

As an admin you can check the latest messages sent by Discobot visiting its profile.