Discord recently announced a very interesting new method for onboarding they call the “Welcome Screen”:
Regarding this they say:
When enabled, a modal will appear for new members joining that shows a brief description of your server and a list of recommended channels that they should check out first. Clicking on a channel option will take them directly to the channel. Everything is customizable by you.
The Welcome Screen is meant to help new users who often get lost in larger servers. So we recommend picking the most popular channels your members hang out in or channels that are most useful to new members. Generally, you should prioritize picking channels where members can actually talk or interact.
We ran this as an experiment with a few servers, and most of these servers saw significant increases in the number of new members successfully talking in the server and sticking around! Go check it out in your Server Settings! (Might need refresh).
Is anything like this currently possible with Discourse?