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Managing Suggestions

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Managing suggestions is simple. Each suggestion is assigned a Suggestion ID (sID). From there, staff members can either approve, reject, or add a note to a suggestion with the sID. The sID is located in the footer of each suggestion:

Submitter
anthony#8577

Suggestion
Bring out Wumpus to meet the fans!

Results so far
: 3
: 1
User ID: 158063324699951104 | sID: lrt97z1s

You can also find the sID in the message the bot sends after you send a suggestion.

Hey, anthony. Your suggestion has been sent to suggestions to be voted one!

Please wait until it gets approved or rejected by a staff member.

Your suggestion ID (sID) for reference is lrt97z1s
Guild ID: 601219766258106399 | sID: lrt97z1s

Alternatively, you can use the message ID of the suggestion message to manage a suggestion, especially if you're using the bot on mobile. Click here to check out a tutorial on how to find a message ID.

However, you won't have to worry too much about trying to remember IDs. The bot will autocomplete the suggestion ID as you type it out!

Slash Command Permissions

If you haven't already done so, please refer to the Getting Started section to set up slash command permissions. By default, only administrators can manage suggestions. However, if you want other staff members to have access to these commands, please refer to the aforementioned section.

DM Responses

DM responses are sent to the suggestion submitter based on various actions. DM responses may be toggled by running /config dm <enable/disable>. This means DMs to the suggestion submitter will or won't be sent via these actions based on how you configure the bot for your server:

  • suggestion submitted
  • suggestion approved
  • suggestion rejected
  • suggestion note added

By default, DM responses are enabled. This can be configured by an administrator.

Users can also individually choose if they wish to receive DM responses. This can be configured by running /dm <enable|disable>. This will override the server-wide setting unless the server has disabled DM responses.

Approving Suggestions

Suggestions are approved via either the sID or message ID. Once you have it, run the command /approve <sID|message ID>. Afterward, series of actions will happen:

  • The suggestion will update as "Approved" in the suggestions channel and its results will be logged.
  • The user will receive a DM that you approved their suggestion.
  • The results of that suggestion will be posted to the suggestion logs channel.
  • An optional response can be added by running /approve <sID|message ID> [response].
Results
: 5
: 3

Suggestion
Bring out Wumpus to meet the fans!

Submitter
anthony

Approved By
anthony

sID: lrt97z1s

An optional response may also be left on suggestions when approving:

Results
: 5
: 3

Suggestion
Bring out Wumpus to meet the fans!

Submitter
anthony

Approved By
anthony

Response
Thank you for supporting Wumpus!
sID: lrt97z1s

If you enabled DM responses and the user has enabled them, they will receive a DM that their suggestion has been approved.

Hey, anthony. Your suggestion has been approved by anthony!

Your suggestion ID (sID) for reference is lrt97z1s
Guild ID: 601219766258106399 | sID: lrt97z1s

It seems like a lot, doesn't it? It really isn't, because it all happens in the matter of seconds!

Rejecting Suggestions

Rejecting suggestions work the same way as approving suggestions. Once you run the command /reject <sID|message ID> [response], the same series of actions will happen as stated above, but information of the suggestion being rejected will be posted instead.

Results
: 5
: 3

Suggestion
Bring out Wumpus to meet the fans!

Submitter
anthony

Rejected By
anthony

sID: lrt97z1s

Just like with approving suggestions, you can add an optional response to the rejection and receive a DM from the bot (if applicable).

Results
: 5
: 3

Suggestion
Bring out Wumpus to meet the fans!

Submitter
anthony

Rejected By
anthony

Response
Sorry, Wumpus does not have enough fans...
sID: lrt97z1s
Hey, anthony. Your suggestion has been rejected by anthony!

Your suggestion ID (sID) for reference is lrt97z1s
Guild ID: 601219766258106399 | sID: lrt97z1s

Suggestions Logging

When a suggestion is approved or rejected, the following information will be logged:

  • the results (this is from the vote count collected via the vote buttons)
  • the suggestion
  • the submitter
  • the staff member that approved or rejected the suggestion
  • the sID
  • the response (if one was given)
Hey, anthony. Your suggestion has been approved by anthony!

Staff Response: Thank you for supporting Wumpus!

Your suggestion ID (sID) for reference is lrt97z1s
Guild ID: 601219766258106399 | sID: lrt97z1s

If you wish to set up the suggestion logs channel, you may refer to the steps below:

  1. Create a new channel and give it a name such as suggestion-results.
  2. Add the bot to your newly created channel and give it the Send Messages permission.
  3. Add additional permissions depending on what the bot has assigned in your server.
  4. Disable Send Messages and Add Reactions for @everyone to only allow the bot to send messages and to prevent unnecessary message reactions.