I want to teach members joining how to use our platform to help them acclimatise and become good members of the community as quickly as possible. Something like a chain of DMs guiding their progress through learning how the forum works and simple tasks with badges received for completing them, without blocking access to the forum and putting less patient users off.
I was looking for an onboarding plugin that could do something similar but couldn’t find any so i’m thinking i could automate a welcome message with tasks to complete and set up a category where new users can post their completed tasks. I could also set up badges rewarded for posting in that category. Its possible but not as smooth as i’d like.
Yes, i could add it all into the discobot 1st message. Its probably better than an email anyway as an email with that many links would get spam filtered hard.
Its still not as smooth as a full onboarding course would be, though if i can get Discobot to send a few welcome messages rather than 1 to break it up that would look better than a wall of tasks and links.
Maybe you will interested in Automation or Wizards. They are great to improve what you mention here.
Could be nothing for solid communities or societies with discussing on their day-by-day basis but I think we are agree that for the rest of the world, Discobot is useless like the ‘newcomers guide’ Discourse shows by default.
Discourse UI/UX needs to improve a lot (we can leave transitions, gradients and small texts on the 80’s) but those plugins could handle the situation while Discourse continue understanding how the outside world really is.
Chat and sidebar are aligned with the same, so it’s good to enjoy and be patient. It’s always a matters of time!
I thought the same until I broke Discobot by playing with things I shouldn’t. Whilst going through the logs I found that quite a lot of people had gone through the tutorials, enjoyed them and learned from them.
@Drew-ART You’re pretty much describing the discobot tutorials in your initial post. Nudge your newest users towards using the built in tutorials and Discobot. Not only are they pretty good, they always reflect the most up to date state of the platform