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Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#3482 new enhancement

Slackbot for Design channel

Reported by: mizejewski Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Slack & IRC Keywords: needs-patch
Cc:

Description

We would like to have a Slackbot created that will respond when a new person joins the Design channel. This is the content:

Welcome! This all-volunteer team needs designers of various kinds. Here are some handy links to get started in our community:

Great to have you onboard :)

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design-slackbot.png (154.5 KB) - added by melchoyce 12 months ago.
Should look like this

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Change History (9)

#1 @melchoyce
12 months ago

Can we trigger this Slack response using !design-welcome ?

@melchoyce
12 months ago

Should look like this

#2 @netweb
12 months ago

Maybe that same content should be added to the welcome banner/header on https://make.wordpress.org/design/ ?

Then in the interim, a link to that can be posted and the intended recipient will see all of that same content

Related: #2843

#3 follow-up: @melchoyce
12 months ago

@netweb It is there, but we often have folks that come into Slack looking for information. This is a handy shortcut that helps us answer them, that I've seen work to great effect on other Slacks. It only takes a couple seconds to set up.

#4 @pento
12 months ago

I added the !design-welcome Slackbot trigger, but then was quickly reminded that Slackbot doesn't support multiline answers, so removed it again.

I'll investigate the bot options to do this.

#5 @pento
12 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

Okay, there's now a bot DM when people join the design channel.

It's kind of hacky, though, I'm not wild about it. If someone has some time to write a bot in the style of trac-bot, I'm happy to commit that. It should be able to handle DMing on channel join, or messaging the channel when the !design-welcome command is triggered.

#6 in reply to: ↑ 3 @netweb
12 months ago

Replying to melchoyce:

@netweb It is there, but we often have folks that come into Slack looking for information. This is a handy shortcut that helps us answer them, that I've seen work to great effect on other Slacks. It only takes a couple seconds to set up.

I meant this banner/header section:

https://cldup.com/ryG48uellz.png

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by melchoyce. View the logs.


12 months ago

#8 @pento
12 months ago

Given the feedback from @melchoyce and @karmatosed, I've removed the DM bot.

So, this brings us back to the options of creating our own trigger bot, or re-writing the previous message to be a single paragraph. I'm fine with either option. 🙂

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