I have a unique need which is at the edge of normal operation but would appreciate suggestions on how I could approach the issue.
We are moving from a listserv type periodic digest to Discourse. Our current digests include links and an invitation to join our Discourse based Community, which happens under SSO. After 8 weeks 800 (about half) have done so.
Some members like the digest and are reluctant to move. We wish to continue to support those users at least for a time, even if through a manual process: once or twice a week we can handle.
My current idea is to periodically pick a single topic, copy-paste into a text processor (which I would write) to scrub out the repeating text (like “Bookmark Share Flag Reply”) and send it on our current digest mailer.
The question: How could I ‘mark’ each topic I send to remind me not to send it again? Flagging it is wrong. I thought about giving the topic a ‘you made the digest’ badge, but badges go to users.
The only thing I can think of is to bookmark the ones I use. It would be nice to have a search for non-bookmarked topics but only ‘bookmarked’ is an option.
Am I missing a simple solution?
It would also be nice to have a way to download a topic without the repeating text content, but that seems more complicated…