Hello, could anyone point me towards some general information about the following?
(Background: My Discourse experience is mostly as a user, and just starting to barely dip my toe in as an admin/mod. I’m also not from a programming/IT background, but literate enough that some people think I know what I’m doing I guess? I tried my friend Google and I can’t tell if what I’m picturing doesn’t exist, or if I’m just not using the best keywords to search. If I can get a general notion of whether this is even worth exploring, I can call in some IT cavalry for further research & execution.)
I’ve seen examples in a community I participate in, where there are index threads made just to hold links to other threads about a particular topic, organized by date, for example. This allows them to be collected in a tidier list format like a table of contents, rather than how they would appear in the normal forum view. It looks like the creation & maintenance is entirely manual, though.
I have 2 questions about this:
Is it possible to set up an automated action where some posts are collected into an index like this, based on certain criteria?
If I wanted to have this collector-bot seek out & index all attachments that users have uploaded, might that be doable?
2.5) I’ve seen that it’s possible to have all the links that get posted in a thread automatically collected in a box at the top of that thread. Could that be done with file attachments instead of links?
Thanks for any help, & apologies if I’ve posted in the wrong place!