I ignored it because, well, I already know how to use it so, just kept going adding new users, categories, seeding discussion, the usual stuff. Except, I end up with this thread talking about discobot. If Discourse doesn’t stop trying to teach me how to use it I am going to freaked it
From my phone, I read it and replied “I’m not a fan either, I’ll see if I can disable it.” I head into the admin panel, tap “Users”, scroll down to discobot, tap it, and I start looking for some way to suspend or silence him. I click the silence button, set the timeframe to “Forever”, and the reason to “please stop teaching us how to use discourse it’s annoying people”, click “silence”, it errors out.
I notice he is also admin and trust level 4. Although I can’t de-admin him, I can still set his trust level to 0 and lock it. So I do.
I also notice that I can’t delete all his posts from that page or delete him because he’s admin. Yikes. But, there is one thing I CAN do. I can impersonate discobot.
Noticing this button, a great idea pops into my head. “I just came up with the best prank ever!” So I click the button, and I am now discobot. I have assumed his identity.
I navigate to that topic, hit “Reply”, and simply type the following:
You cannot delete your lord and savior. [clicks “Reply”]
Needless to say that’s gonna cause some backlash when people either think that discobot has become sentient or find out that it was me abusing that “Impersonate” button, but, my god…it’ll be worth it.
In all seriousness though, how does one ACTUALLY disable discobot?