Force mods to be watching or tracking all or some categories - how to?

(Anton) #1

I did experiment with one of my mods by silently making them watch all existing categories. I noticed their activity increased greatly after that!

Now the question is, how can I force all mods to be watching or tracking all or some categories as by my (the admin’s) choice?

(Jeff Atwood) #2

I believe @watchmanmonitor is expert in this topic :wink:

(Allen - Watchman Monitoring) #3


Well, if I could code as well as I ask for things… yeah I’d be all over it.

There are these requests

Make members of a group watch a category by default

Watching a Category, perhaps the best kind of mailing list mode?

But there’s nothing built-in yet that’ll do this. I’m about to have to take a dive into the database of one of my self-hosted discourse to manually add a new category to all existing subscribers, then tell them how to opt-out if they just aren’t interested.

The only thing I can imagine, at this time, to satisfy the OP would be to add a trigger in the database that re-added a category to a user’s watch list, if they are a member of a group, thereby ensuring they can’t opt-out.

Can’t do that on my paid account at this time, however, so I’m glad I don’t have the need there.

(Allen - Watchman Monitoring) #4

heck, you could set this script to run periodically… seems easier to undo once something like this is in core