Tutorials, Discobot, Forum Certification

Experienced users get more forum rights over time, so that they can help everyone maintain and moderate the community they generously contribute so much of their time to. The level of proficiency of forum use of any particular contributor can be viewed under the user card or profile in the badges section.

Users can become certified (and licensed) as they go through the tutorials. Our friendly Discobot, will guide you through interactive tutorials that teach how to best use our forum> just play for a few minutes in the forum “sandbox” (IMO Best and most fun way to do any learning) :herb: … Here is how to activate the tutorials:

Becoming Certified

  1. Login > go to Your Account > Personal messages :email: > open 1st message named “Greetings!” from the Discobot > type @discobot start tutorial > send the message

Alternatively … You can also create a new message … e.g. …Your Account > message > create a new message > To field type @discobot > type in the message box @discobot start tutorial > send the message

  1. Discobot reply #1 will immediately be generated > reply to the Discobot following the instructions
    … E.g. the next instruction will be to bookmark the personal message

  2. Once action is performed. a new Discobot Reply #2 will be generated with further instructions … Continue the interactive tutorial (approx. 20 steps). Upon completion you’ll be issued a Certificate

Becoming Licensed

  1. Your Account > message > create a new message > To field type @discobot > message box type @discobot start advanced-tutorial > send the message

  2. A discobot reply will be generated > follow the instructions … to completion. Licence badge will be generated.

Credit to Jeff Atwood

Examples of Discobot replies:
Discobot Reply 1
Thanks for joining Mattress Underground, and welcome!
○ I’m only a robot, but our friendly staff are also here to help if you need to reach a person.
○ For safety reasons, we temporarily limit what new users can do. You’ll gain new abilities 1 (and badges) as we get to know you.
○ We believe in civilized community behavior at all times.
If you’d like to learn more, select :bookmark: below and bookmark this personal message. If you do, there may be a :gift: in your future!

User Action ….
Discobot Reply 2
Excellent! Now you can easily find your way back to our private conversation any time, right from the bookmarks tab on your profile. Just select your profile picture at the upper right

Next, can you share one of these links with me? Reply with a link on a line by itself, and it’ll automatically expand to include a nifty summary.
To copy any link, tap and hold on mobile, or right click your pointing device:
Inherently funny word - Wikipedia
Death by coconut - Wikipedia
Calculator spelling - Wikipedia

Good luck with your certification & advanced licencing! :sparkles:

We are building a great community together.

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