Oldbies suggestions

Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by Jedi_Benji, Jan 29, 2003.

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  1. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Why can't you type anymore?
    Too many edits... ;) :p


    Ok... back to topic... but I don't know at the moment what I could add to the posts above. ;)
  2. Jedi_Benji Jedi Master

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    well i must say most people arent really paying any attention to this thread and continue to post the same robotic welcome over and over and over... Id like to say if you see some person posting the same welcome message at lease, id say, 3 times, send em a pm letting them know about this thread, nothing harsh just a suggestion, maybe they might start to vary their posts, i know im makin my welcome posts more radical.
  3. Skimaniac87 Jedi Grand Master

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    I must say that I am trying to, at least I'm making my replies a little longer. What would you really suggest we try to post in our replies Jedi_Benji?
  4. Jedi_Benji Jedi Master

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    think of the most ordinary thing you could post, and do the opposite, insted of welcoming by saying 'welcome to the forums' make a joke at another replier, somethin different
  5. Jedi_Learner Jedi Grand Master

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    I will try Jedi_Benji. [face_mischief]
  6. Jedi_Benji Jedi Master

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    im not forcin, just suggesting, and dont forget

    Do or Do not, there is no Try
  7. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Someone suggested to link to a usefull thread or board.

    IMHO that is a very good idea! :)
    Perhaps you can see by reading the newbies post or profile what thread/board could be helpfull for him. ;)
  8. Jedi_jem Jedi Master

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    I agree with Skiara on this one, alot of them sometimes post what they like in their first post. So, finding a thread/better related to that would be good and might help them to get to know the forums better.
  9. WhiteHorse Force Ghost

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    * talks from inside the hole *
    Well, what about those that started on these forums directly inside their FF, like it happen to me?

    The CR's could promote on their local FF the use of other forums outside the FF. Stimulating their users to get out of their "egg shell". This could also be made by General Managers and Administrators visiting other FF's, so that those users familiarize them selfs with those VIP's.

    Another thing that others could do to create a bigger cultural exchange (and also promote the practise of using other forums) is creating a "Tourist and Visitors" welcoming topic inside their FF's. Like the one i just created on FF Portugal. Btw, you are welcome to visit us :D and post there :)

    What do the other oldbies/midbies/newbies think of this?
  10. Jedi_Benji Jedi Master

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    it would be pretty interesting, but i must say after the welcome thread most newbies go for the movie board, wether it be ep III (non spoilers of corse ;) ) or the Aotc, TPM or even classic one. Its not really til later that they look at the JCC, FFC or some of the other options we present for them.
  11. Skimaniac87 Jedi Grand Master

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    think of the most ordinary thing you could post, and do the opposite, insted of welcoming by saying 'welcome to the forums' make a joke at another replier, somethin different

    I see where you're coming from, I try to do that as much as I can ;) Glad to hear more suggestions :)
  12. WhiteHorse Force Ghost

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    Well i still think that some users registered directly at their local FF boards, due to direct links given by their friends that were already users of the FF. So those newbies and midbies, never got to pass trought the "welcome new users" forum or any other forums. I know i didn't! Took me 9 months! And it was with that in mind that i made those suggestions :)

    Maybe this is rare. But.. am I the only one to wich this has happen?
    :_| OMG i'm alone the world! :p hey wait a second, that makes me unique... :D
  13. Jedi_Benji Jedi Master

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    Well i first posted in the AOTC forums, im never the kind of welcome person. I also introduced my friend to the JC Election forum to start, then the NSW fanforce forum, im a bit whacked.
  14. Skimaniac87 Jedi Grand Master

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    Might the Newbies Map Of The Boards, help for some newbies who would like to explore?
  15. Morgaine Ex-Manager

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    Aww, I love you all. [face_blush] :D


    Sorry for vanishing completely in the last few days, additionally to my illness, I also had computer problems over the weekend and therefore wasn't able to get online at all. :( But now I'm back. :)

    I've got a lot to catch up, ;) and not much time (RL business), but I'll try to write a longer reply to this topic later today. :)


    - Mommy :p
  16. WhiteHorse Force Ghost

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    :D :D :D :D :D You back! *hugs*

    * hides again *
  17. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Sorry for beeing "off-topic" [face_blush] but...


    Nice to see you again, Julia! :D *hugs* And very nice to know that you are feeling better now!! :D :D

    We missed you! :) *hugs again*
  18. Charis Jedi Youngling

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    Another OT - sorry [face_blush]

    Welcome back Morgaine :D You have been greatly missed.
  19. JediDBM Jedi Master

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    *Hugs to Morgaine* Welcome back, good to see you again. :D
  20. PadmesHairstylist Jedi Master

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    Id like to say if you see some person posting the same welcome message at lease, id say, 3 times, send em a pm letting them know about this thread, nothing harsh just a suggestion, maybe they might start to vary their posts, i know im makin my welcome posts more radical.

    I agree with the general idea of this thread and have since stopped welcoming people the way I used to because it didn't settle well with some people....but I have to say, is there some rule stating how people welcome each other or am I missing something here? Are we going so far as to take certain actions against folks for not welcoming properly? Come on...seriously.

    Are you some of you really considering chasing down folks for their previous "robotic" posts in the welcome forums and sending them PM's reminding them not to do so?

    This ought to be interesting...

  21. Lord-of-the-Marks Jedi Knight

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    That's why I haven't posted. j/k
    There's no rule that says I have to answer every single post either. If I can add something, I answer. If I don't respond for whatever reason, I know someone can do a better job than me in that situation.
  22. Jedi_Benji Jedi Master

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    Alright, ill turn into the robotic post hunter!

    Ill even Add it to my Sig :D
  23. PadmesHairstylist Jedi Master

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    LOL!

    *throws hands up*

    Very well then. ;)

  24. Lord-of-the-Marks Jedi Knight

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    I know. How can you beat that? lol
  25. JediDBM Jedi Master

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    Should I be afraid to say hi to anyone now, just kidding Jedi_Benji, you have made a very valid point, and made all of us aware that we ALL do occasionally fall into that same old routine. Just trying to keep a little humor going here :D
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