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Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by lancer, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    probably a dumb idea, but could we have a section in non-tech, to just welcome people into the forums and perhaps they can give some kind of detail about what they know and why they came here. just so we can get to know each other a little better.

    just an idea.
     
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  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i think the green room covers just about every possible spam thread :D :p
     
  3. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    well i think you should rep me up for considering others :) :p
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have seen this work in other places.
    Perhaps during my next shakeup.

    As some of you may have noticed (although not posted) I have made a few changes and add a few buttons to the homepage) so am more in the design phase of stuff than making forums etc.

    Who knows :p
     
  5. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    cool, so maybe this idea cold work
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Moved to Problems & Feedback
     
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User


    errrrrm no : i dont feel you are worthy of my 55 rep points :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Not to mention that asking for rep is against the forum guidelines (and pisses me off :p)
     
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  9. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User


    that too :yowch: :nervous:
     
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  10. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    when i imagine you pissed off speedy i have this image of that old badger avatar you used to have in full beating up bigbird.. *where the hell do i come up with this øøøø*
     
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  11. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    well that puts the creepers into me then doesn;t it :)

    So can i get some rep points please :lick:
     
  12. Moonwraith

    Moonwraith Moderator Folding Team

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    coughs: ban him.



     
  13. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I think a Welcome section is a good idea. New members can be encouraged to introduce themselves there so that The Green Room isn't cluttered with new members' posts.

    *puts ballot in the box*
     
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  14. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    *hands out badger helmets.." ~ talk to no one.. "we are gona have to hunker down boys"
     
  15. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    haha.

    oh and real nice moonwraith i thought we are buddies.

    i see how it is! :(
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Unless your post is related to the original topic, then please refrain from posting in here. The problems/feedback section is not meant for general chat.
     
  17. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    ok... then i think its a good idea too.
     
  18. Moonwraith

    Moonwraith Moderator Folding Team

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    Nah, we're sound mate! Only pulling ya leg.

    Back to topic; I think any thread (as people have already said)that people would want to enter to say hello or anything like thatwould be.. The Really Long Thread for example.. that's pure spam - aWelcome thread might work out quite well, but i think that'd kinda gotowards a "2nd really long thread"

    Hope that made sense :rolleyes: It's been a long day involving 200+ miles of driving and interviews and stuff.
     
  19. Just pin a new topic called "Introduce yourself" in which new people can say hi and tell us a bit about themselves?
     
  20. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I'm not sure that one single thread would be a good idea. I'm more for an actual section where each newbie can introduce himself/herself in their own thread. That way if people want to continue discussing something with that user (from the same hometown, for example), then it doesn't get awkward keeping track of what posts go with what topic. Make sense?

    Additionally, perhaps it could be a requirement for all new members to make their first post in that section. That way, they see the community that exists when they are welcomed by the members, and it would probably make many of them want to keep returning to OSNN.
    Just a thought. :)