Interactive New User Tutorial: Grrrreat certification!

I’m in love with the new forum :heart_eyes:

The badges system in the line of Stack Overflow and other great websites is… great. And a bit addictive! The interactive tutorial for new users is an amazing and a refreshing idea especially in an interactive site like this.

Does it comes with the forum system or has it been developed by a member of the staff?

I think this is the first time i fully read and follow a website tutorial, so I’m really impressed it achieves the goal of motivate a lazy person like me to do it X.X

Badges and interaction is a strong key to create addiction. Take it into account for the next game you develop! :wink:

Thanks for a job well done.


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Gotta catch 'em all! Yes, the badges are built into Discourse, but we are able to create our own.

Glad you’re enjoying it!

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It’s all a standard part of the software, Discourse.

And the similarities with Stack Overflow aren’t accidental, Jeff Atwood co-founded both.

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wow! I didn’t know! I’m a kind of Akinator! @.@

Can a previously registered user (from before the forum software change) access the interactive tutorial?

I don’t see any obvious link to it, but maybe my search of the forum was inadequate.

I was previously registered here, so i suppose you can :slight_smile:

I find pretty enjoyable to find it, too :wink:

If you want spoil all the fun, unblur…

Check your invoce for that Greetings! message nowbody reads carefully in every forum…

@discobot display help

I currently know how to do the following things:

@discobot start new user

Starts one of the following interactive narratives: new user, advanced user.

@discobot roll 2d6

:game_die: 3, 6

@discobot quote

:left_speech_bubble: Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you — Princess Diana

@discobot fortune

:crystal_ball: You may rely on it

Oh, my! discobot is gaining self-awareness like Skynet! Cool! Ö.Ö

Let me make a Call of Cthulhu Sanity roll…

@discobot roll 1d100

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:game_die: 35

:crazy_face: fhtagn!

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Hi! To find out what I can do, say @discobot display help.

And for reference, the link is in the “Greetings!” PM that you should receive once you first access the forum.

Thanks, I found it!

Unfortunately, I couldn’t persuade myself to finish it. I seemed to know most of what it was teaching, so became tedious.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

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But…badges:trophy: :1st_place_medal::2nd_place_medal::3rd_place_medal:


Sure! :slight_smile:

But did you see the cool certificate discobot gave to me that I will put in a frame and hang in the wall of my office? XD

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omigod no
BADGES not BADGERS! False alarm! Everyone CALM DOWN!!!

What? He doesn’t even sum the dice for you! No wonder people are riled up about this forum software.


I mean, what if you’re playing Yahtzee? Then what good would a sum do?