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    We should add an "Introduce Yourself" forum. That way newcomers can make a thread and introduce themselves (and we reply saying stuff like "Welcome" etc.) and they will feel right at home and more likely to come here.

    A lot of professional forums have them. And if it will help promote our forum then why not?

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    We've tossed the idea around, but its a bit of work to welcome everyone who may introduce themselves... Are you volunteering to manage the welcome forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlottke View Post
    We've tossed the idea around, but its a bit of work to welcome everyone who may introduce themselves... Are you volunteering to manage the welcome forum?
    Its not that hard to welcome someone. It isn't mandatory or anything for people. Its your own choice, so what would be "a bit of work" about it? Some people will enjoy welcoming newcomers.

    Umm sure but what type of managing? Kind of like a Mod or what?

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    heh.. we will keep this idea on the table, but don't have time to manage the project at this time.

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    A whole extra forum just for people to say what everyone already knows "Hi I'm new here!" would be superfluous.

    The majority of the time someone new comes in and starts a thread they'll get a "welcome to the board" from someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    A whole extra forum just for people to say what everyone already knows "Hi I'm new here!" would be superfluous.

    The majority of the time someone new comes in and starts a thread they'll get a "welcome to the board" from someone.
    Attracting and keeping newcomers is never superfluous. The amount of users we have is the foundation that builds successful and active forums. And it isn't any thing of a burden. You choose if you want to welcome the newcomers. A lot of people enjoy doing so.

    And the forum is more than just to welcome someone. It is where newcomers can introduce themselves and where we get to know a little about them in the process. We also get to welcome them and make them feel right at home and/or maybe ask them a question or two etc...

    Why be reluctant to take a step that will help the forum overall because of it being "superfluous" or "hard to manage" (neither are true)? It is the simplest thing ever and is the one of the foundations that successful forums are built upon.

    There is no sufficient reason on not to implement it...

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    I agree that it would be superfluous. There's plenty of peronal information on the poster's profile, and whenever anyone new introduces him or herself on one of the existing forums, they are always welcomed by other posters. This isn't Myspace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    I agree that it would be superfluous. There's plenty of peronal information on the poster's profile, and whenever anyone new introduces him or herself on one of the existing forums, they are always welcomed by other posters. This isn't Myspace.
    Read what I said to him.. And myspace? Yes because introducing yourself in a forum is definitely a sensible analogy comparing to myspace.

    Everyone here is just jumping the bandwagon in this forum which somehow it is "Superfluous". Oh please, since when is a positive step to promoting your forum "superfluous"?

    If any of the national-winning wrestlers said that the extra day to workout in the week is "superfluous" than they wouldn't be very national-winning wrestlers now would they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrestling_Prodigy View Post
    Read what I said to him.. And myspace? Yes because introducing yourself in a forum is definitely a sensible analogy comparing to myspace.

    Everyone here is just jumping the bandwagon in this forum which somehow it is "Superfluous". Oh please, since when is a positive step to promoting your forum "superfluous"?

    If any of the national-winning wrestlers said that the extra day to workout in the week is "superfluous" than they wouldn't be very national-winning wrestlers now would they?
    I'm not jumping on any bandwagon, I'm just stating my opinion. Maybe everyone feels this way because it makes sense.
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