This is meta... discobot


So I was poking around in Badges, and saw a couple new ones: Certified and Licensed. Wha?

Addict to gamification that I am, I poked around and found out that Discourse now has a bot named @discobot (I’ll withhold judgement on the name) who can run some tutorials, as well as perform a few parlor tricks.

So, if you too are seeking mechanical attaboys…
… send @discobot a message like @discobot start new user :wink:

On the other hand, if you don’t care for badges…

… you could play Farkle…
@discobot roll 6d6
… roll the old 8-ball …
@discobot fortune
… search for random wisdom …
@discobot quote
… or try to find some Easter eggs in this bot, who is, apparently, listening in on all of our conversations :wink:


:game_die: 5, 1, 1, 5, 6, 2


Sweet! 200 points :wink:


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


@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


@discobot fortune


:crystal_ball: Reply hazy try again


@discobot roll 1d0


I’m sorry, it is mathematically impossible to roll that combination of dice. :confounded:


ha! very good, discobot.


@discobot quote


:left_speech_bubble: The best way out is always through. — Robert Frost


I can see some interesting uses for @discobot, such as automatically detecting aggressive behavior, but I am curious what else they are thinking it will be used for. I think right now upstream Discourse are using it more for on-boarding.

I wonder if there are some fun use cases for @discobot here. Thoughts/ideas?


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


reporting on channels for favorites would be cool in terms of search-optimisation.


@discobot What is tusimple ?



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

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