I’d love to use an @ mention of something like @everyone to broadcast to my entire discourse community. Does this exist or is there another way to do it?
If you go to https://forum.yoursite.org/admin/groups, you can set the
trust_level_n groups to be able to be used as aliases by Admins and moderators, then use those in your posts to expand to everybody.
The @everyone group is ‘special’ and doesn’t have an actual member list, so you can’t do this to it.
You should also consider the possibility of putting a banner in https://forum.yoursite.org/admin/site_contents/top - this will only be visible to the people who actually come back to your forum.
For what purpose? What message are you sending that needs to be broadcast in this way.
Why isn’t posting a topic and pinning it sufficient?
It IS sufficient! Didn’t know I could do that!
One reason: sometimes we want the information to go TO our users, vs waiting for them to come get it.
To use a lighthearted example: I’m going to be at ice cream store X in 20 minutes. Anybody who joins me: I’m treating.
@codinghorror Now I’m starting to realize I need this capability. Every member in my Discourse community is posting across all the categories. Having to write a copy of the same post for every category (and pin it at the top) doesn’t make any sense.
But maybe I’m missing something? Still loving Discourse nonetheless!
You have a global_notice site setting you can use … if you must.
Just pin a topic with no category, this pins a topic site wide. This is something that will be made clear in newer UI revisions @sam is working on next week.
Ancient topic, but worth mentioning in case someone finds it, these days you can make groups mentionable and @mention groups.