I’m on record as a Doper holding the position that the only things I want to see on the SDMB are posts written by actual Dopers. Up until the changeover to the Discourse platform, this desideratum has been admirably fulfilled by our able and competent moderation staff.
And now we have disco*bot. A curiosity when it first showed up, it has rapidly become an annoyance. Sure, Dopers have been having a little fun mocking it, but even that folderol is losing its entertainment value.
So I did a little googling. Turns out that the Discourse platform has a disco*bot enabled as a default for all users. it appears that its given name is “Discourse narrative bot,” and it CAN be disabled.
The problem is that I can’t figure out how to do it. It’s not showing up in the Preferences sector of what passes for my User CP on this platform. Does anybody have any idea what gives, and how I can get this problem rectified?
ETA: I’ve intentionally inserted an asterisk in the name, so it wouldn’t shove its goddamned oar in. Hope that works.
Not that I would ever THINK of doing any such thing (I love @discobot too), but it would appear that you can’t. Possibly by virtue of its trust level being “Leader.” Which is right and fighting to my view. I for one welcome our new robot overlord.