Tracking weight using Discourse


(Andrew Shanahan) #1

Apologies if this belongs in Extensibility and please move if so!

I use (and love) Discourse to run a forum that provides free help for men who want to lose weight. One of the popular features of the forum is a regular weigh in, many guys don’t feel comfortable going to mostly-female weight loss groups so - as ever - the internet is our friend.

I’m trying to figure out a way to allow guys to post their weight and have Discourse remember it. That way when they’ve lost 5lbs/10lbs/etc then they can get a badge/notification. It would also allow other members to see where they’ve been.

Can anyone think of any smart ways to have that functionality on the forum, other than just adding it to their profile? I love the way bodybuilding.com has it as part of the profile questions -

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions. The forum is at www.talk.manvfat.com - all constructive feedback welcomed!