Discourse constantly generating invisible welcome topics on its own


(Themightychris) #1

I’m using the discourse-webhooks plugin to push alerts when new topics are created to other mediums and it’s caused me to notice that my discourse forum is generating a new welcome topic that isn’t discoverable via the UI every 1-4 days. They don’t even come up in search but a topic_created event is firing for them and they’re reachable via their permalink only if I’m logged in:

They all look like this:

What’s the deal with these? Can I disable them? Is there a reliable way for me to identify and ignore them? I’m running 1.4.0beta7


(Themightychris) #2

Shortly after I posted this I finally realized they are private topics being generated for each new user that joins the forum. Looking for a topic attribute I can use to discriminate them, I’ll come back and share if I find one


(Kane York) #3

archetype == 'private_message'


(Jeff Atwood) #4

If you don’t want that turn off the welcome PM for new users via the site settings. There is a Boolean for it.