It's extremely hard to index content in a regular text channel with no threads as it lacks an indication of where the conversation starts and ends. Auto Thread creates a thread for every message in a channel, making it easier to keep discussions on track. You may want to use this in a channel where you want a lighter weight version of a forum channel.
While Answer Overflow supports indexing threaded channels, we recommend using forum channels (opens in a new tab) instead as they are better suited for indexing.
/channel-settings in the channel you want to enable auto thread in. Click the Help channel utilities menu and then click Enable auto thread.
- When a user posts a message, the bot will automatically create a thread for that message
- The thread name will be in the format of
[Nickname]-[Message Content...]to a length of 50 characters for the title
To get the most out of this feature, we recommend:
- Set slow mode (opens in a new tab) to at least 1 minute to prevent users from spamming threads
/channel-settings in the channel you want to disable auto thread in. Click the Help channel utilities menu followed by clicking Disable auto thread.