Introducing the Discobot New User Tutorial

Hi all!

You may be new to the GitHub Community Forum, or perhaps new to online forums in general, or maybe you’re not so new but have never interacted in the forum much because you find the interface and all its features daunting.

I totally feel you and want to introduce our discobot new user tutorial to you to improve your forum experience. The tutorial should only take 10 minutes to complete and contains 10 little tasks teaching you about flagging posts, quoting, sharing links, replying with a picture, etc. You will also learn about emojis and capybara (bonus points if you already know what a capybara) is :wink:

To start our new user tutorial, enter the prompt @discobot start tutorial in a reply to this post, and you will see a “Welcome!” message pop up in your user inbox (top right corner right by your profile picture) a few seconds later, prompting you to start the tutorial.

At the end a little reward is awaiting you :gift:

Have fun and let me know how you like the tutorial! I always love hearing from you :slight_smile:
Anna

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My biggest frustration with Discobot is that it keeps me ignorant of my progress.

The first time I used Discobot was at the end of 2019. And the lessons seemed ENDLESS. I needed to get back to other work after the 10th time it patronizingly congratulated me… but I worried that if I bailed, I would have to restart from the introductory lesson to gain the next User authorization level. But I had NO idea how many lessons remained.

So, please tell us “lesson 2 of 10” so we can know how close we are to completion.

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Thank you for the feedback! That is valuable to know. Unfortunately discobot is a built in feature in Discourse (the platform we use for this forum) and we have very little customisation capabilities. The tutorial should only take you about 10 minutes to complete in total and I do recommend doing it in one go. Further, taking or not taking the discobot tutorial won’t affect your user authorisation levels, it is just a way to teach people forum features and to provide helpful tips for our users.

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