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.


#4

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