I’ve had discobot enabled for two weeks and am running into problems with it. Not a single new user has responded to discobot’s “greetings!” message, and my own moderators are having a hard time understanding what it is all about as I nudge them to write to discobot with “start new user”. One of them thought she was going to actually create a new user!
About the new user narrative message, here’s what one of them wrote today:
It would be nice if the function was more “dummy” friendly and explained what it is there for, etc.
My suggestion would be to replace the last sentence of discobot’s first message from this:
If you’d like to learn more, select below and bookmark this private message. If you do, there may be a in your future!
to something like this:
If you’d like to learn more, reply to this message and say hello. If you do, there may be a in your future!
If the bot receives a reply, it would then start the narrative with the bookmark task:
Why hello there! I’m so glad you want to learn more. Let’s start with a handy trick. Select below and bookmark this private message.
This does make it longer but at least new users will have something of an idea what they’re embarking on.