Welcoming topic

(Alessio Fattorini) #1

Every Monday I say hi to my new members who joined over the last week.
Usually I extract the full user list and elaborate a bit with my spreadsheet editor: cutting old members, ordering by creation date…
Then I elaborate a bit with a couple of “sed” on my linux shell in order to have a list of members like this:
@jondoe - John Doe - Italy

Is there any chance to have this kind of feature on Discourse? Like Facebook groups for example
So I click a button and it sets up a new topic for me?

(Jay Pfaffman) #2

Have you looked at the data explorer plug in? It’ll let you create a query to get the data you want. If you know what sed is, you can likely get your data with curl and do a tweak with curl.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

Isn’t this what discobot does?

Plus there is the new user of the month award badge.

Admin, users, new, is fairly easy to work with as well.


Another way is you could use a webhook and zapier to write the new members to a spreadsheet and more than likely then have it automatically copy them into a post and send back through via the api on a regular basis