Require Users to Read Welcome Topic


(Shea) #1

Hey Everyone! Is there a way to require users, once they approve their account, to be directed to the Welcome Topic before anything else? Thanks!


(Jeff Atwood) #2

There is no reasonable way to force people to read the welcome PM at this time that I know of.


(Shea) #3

It doesn’t have to be a PM as much as an FAQ topic :confused: Could you possibly point me in the right direction as to which php script could be edited to force the read maybe after the email address is confirmed?


(Mittineague) #4

You would need to have some sort of “quiz” page and require a “passing score” in order to be reasonably sure they read and comprehended.

Other that that it’s a relatively useless tl’dr checkbox thing


(cpradio) #5

Silly question:

Could you use the custom registration fields to do this? Create a custom question, that as a link to the FAQ (if that’s possible), and in the FAQ is the answer to the question.

This requires two unknowns:

  1. Links are possible in the custom field title
  2. There is validation other than “non-empty”

(Tobias Eigen) #6

I actually like the sound of this. Feature request? :blush:

More in the direction of awarding badges based on reading and comprehending a page.


(Spero Koulouras) #7

We forced users to a Welcome Page by using a cookie. The process has been streamlined since this posting, but you can get the idea: