Who is DolanBot?

The short and sweet: discobot is an interactive tutorial on how to use the new forums

So you’re saying this has nothing to do with a disco-dancing robot…

I gotcha covered

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discobot is the default name assigned by Discourse (short for discourse bot), but the name can be changed

So why not take a poll?

What name should be given to the discobot?

  • Leave it as discobot
  • Gadget (this might encourage response to the PM that initializes the tutorial)
  • cndobot
  • microchip
  • gadgetbot (see #1)
  • rangerbot
  • chipbot
  • BleepBloop
  • Other (leave comment)

0 voters

GoobyBot :stuck_out_tongue:

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DOLANBOT FOREVER!!! Clearly, this is the only right choice.

Omg. If the bot’s name is GOOBYPLS, then we’d have to type @GOOBYPLS to trigger the bot, causing the boards and PMs to be full of people yelling GOOBYPLS

You’re the admin, make it happen


Gizmoduck. But only if it will only respond to blatherin blatherskite

But but but……my name is GOOBY PLS. It would confuse me terribly if the bot shared my name. WAIT—WHAT IF I AM THE BOT?! WHAT IS LIFE?! WHY AM I HERE!!!

(@ModernTimes Life is life. There is no ways for hiding from it.)


If you named it Gadgetbot, it’d have to speak in increasingly convoluted Gadgetisms. Not sure if that’s a desirable effect for a help bot.

@DolanBot display help

I currently know how to do the following things:

@dolanbot start {name-of-tutorial}

Starts an interactive tutorial just for you, in a personal message. {name-of-tutorial} can be one of: tutorial, advanced tutorial.

@dolanbot roll 2d6

:game_die: 3, 6

@dolanbot quote

:left_speech_bubble: All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. — Buddha

@dolanbot fortune

:crystal_ball: You may rely on it

@DolanBot roll 2d6

:game_die: 1, 4

@DolanBot fortune

:crystal_ball: Concentrate and ask again

@DolanBot fortune

Who was phone? Was it you?