I find it hard to believe that Discourse Automation cannot randomly assign a user from a group on topic creation in specific categories.
I worked with the support they seem to echo the same thing.
I went on to use the “Random Assign” script, and the Trigger can only be “Recurring/Point in Time.” I assumed may periodically, automation will assign a user to topics.
But then I see “Assigned Topic ID”. If there’s a single Topic ID I need to provide, I wonder what use case requires multiple people to be randomly be assigned to same topic in either Recurring/Point in Time?
- A recurring task where the topic serves as a checklist for what to do, and
- A long term project requiring multiple assignments over time
Examples from my personal forums:
- A checklist for cleaning the bathroom, assigned to random family member, and
- My kid and I taking turns importing and sorting our admittedly too large collection of Nintendo Switch media
In either case, that automation supports those kinds of use cases. Random assign on topic creation?
If it can’t be done currently, that would be a neat feature topic.
@maiki can we move this post to feature ? (asked for it last year on the plugin topic but the post disappeared)
The scenarios you mention are “usage-specific” whereas a random assignments of new topics (or even better, rolling assigments) seems like a usefull feature for any moderation team.
Hey there !
I have a simple use case here: I want to automatically assign a random user of a group to each and every newly created topic on creation of the topic (discriminating by category would be a nice option as well).
Upping this, can anyone help automating this use case?