Community Events Committee Meeting: Thursday 02.03.2011

Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Not even just newbies. I get hella confused with everything going on too! You would be surprised the huge amount of people who still don't know about these meetings or other ones too!
I agree, but if we learned as newbies, we wouldn't be as confused now lol
02/03/2011
Alys Alys
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
OK... I'm going to ask this and just ask it because you mentioned you're new so I want feedback to this....

Within a day of when you signed up, would you have appreciated a message in your EF inbox, from another contributor, letting ... More
It's nice to have people to talk to, but at the same time, having a link to a how-to of the mentor program, and a full description on all of the clubs. When I first got here, I didn't even know what questions I wanted to ask!

Just my thoughts, tho
02/03/2011
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
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Originally posted by Kindred
I think the suggestion is that there is no one stop shopping spot for newbies to go to as a resource center.
Oops, lol, I didn't read your post, lol. Everything's going by so quickly
02/03/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Kindred
I agree, but if we learned as newbies, we wouldn't be as confused now lol
Yup.
02/03/2011
Kindred Kindred
Really, the Community Corner needs to be expanded to truly represent what the community now offers.
02/03/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Kindred
I agree, but if we learned as newbies, we wouldn't be as confused now lol
And if we learned how to do everything right off, we wouldn't find all the obscure things we stumbled upon looking for this other thing...
02/03/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Kindred
Really, the Community Corner needs to be expanded to truly represent what the community now offers.
Community Room, perhaps, instead of Community Corner?

02/03/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by Alys
It's nice to have people to talk to, but at the same time, having a link to a how-to of the mentor program, and a full description on all of the clubs. When I first got here, I didn't even know what questions I wanted to ask!

Just my ... More
But what I'm talking about (which is based off of one of @Kindred's ideas) would be, you getting a personal message (not someone up your ass), just kind of welcoming you, thanking you for joining, telling you about the different things offered, different clubs, etc?
02/03/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
But what I'm talking about (which is based off of one of @Kindred's ideas) would be, you getting a personal message (not someone up your ass), just kind of welcoming you, thanking you for joining, telling you about the different things ... More
Don't we get one of those everyonce in a while? I know I do in my email. Or are you thinking of something different?
02/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
What about something like adding a banner to the front page that links to one central page somewhere with a whole bunch of FAQ's and answers with links to places like the mentor program?
02/03/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I like the idea of a greeting, personalized message from someone, but I'm not sure it should be a mentor, only because it seems like a lot more to add to their plates. Maybe more like a "Welcome Wagon" committee, which can then direct people to mentors, if need be?
02/03/2011
Alys Alys
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
But what I'm talking about (which is based off of one of @Kindred's ideas) would be, you getting a personal message (not someone up your ass), just kind of welcoming you, thanking you for joining, telling you about the different things ... More
Yes, so long as there was all the info, or the already existing explanations on how to get involved. I think it'd be a lot of information to fit into one message, and would let each person explore at their own pace, and not feel like they are missing something big.

I like being very involved, but if someone doesn't want to be as involved, showering them with information might make them uncomfortable.

Not sure if I'm making sense...
02/03/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
Community Room, perhaps, instead of Community Corner?

I agree that maybe the Community News page just needs to have an overhaul and be built as a place to get all the latest news on everything, where everything can link off of. News and announcements, lists of clubs and activities, explanations of what the Mentor Program is, the EdenCafe, etc.
02/03/2011
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
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Originally posted by Jul!a
What about something like adding a banner to the front page that links to one central page somewhere with a whole bunch of FAQ's and answers with links to places like the mentor program?
That sounds good
02/03/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
What about something like adding a banner to the front page that links to one central page somewhere with a whole bunch of FAQ's and answers with links to places like the mentor program?
Yes!

And the tutorials, too!
02/03/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Jul!a
What about something like adding a banner to the front page that links to one central page somewhere with a whole bunch of FAQ's and answers with links to places like the mentor program?
There is a FAQ link on the front page that goes to this...

link

I think it could easily be made into a banner and expanded to include more info.
02/03/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Don't we get one of those everyonce in a while? I know I do in my email. Or are you thinking of something different?
My idea was a Big Brother/Sister program, so that once someone created an account, they would have the opportunity to be contacted by someone from the community to give them the welcome wagon treatment. Give them an idea of all that EF has to offer, but also act as a friend in case they have questions. It's similar to the mentor program, but not review related necessarily.
02/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
Yes!

And the tutorials, too!
Oh! Good call!
02/03/2011
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
Quote:
Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
Yes!

And the tutorials, too!
This! And all sorts of other helpful things too
02/03/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Don't we get one of those everyonce in a while? I know I do in my email. Or are you thinking of something different?
It would kind of be like community "outreach" I guess, older community members would get the name of someone who just signed up and reach out. Like a welcome wagon? And then that's it... they wouldn't hound down the new member beyond that, but it would be like a neighbor bringing a plate of cookies when you move in! Hi welcome, here's what we have, if you want to know more about it, feel free to ask... kind of thing... sort of
02/03/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
What about something like adding a banner to the front page that links to one central page somewhere with a whole bunch of FAQ's and answers with links to places like the mentor program?
Yes, that would be most helpful, I am thinking.
02/03/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Kindred
My idea was a Big Brother/Sister program, so that once someone created an account, they would have the opportunity to be contacted by someone from the community to give them the welcome wagon treatment. Give them an idea of all that EF has to offer, ... More
mmmhmmm... what he said
02/03/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Oh! Good call!
(Sorry, I'm totally obsessed with the tutorials because they are so damn helpful and I didn't know they existed for AGES after I joined.)
02/03/2011
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
My idea was a Big Brother/Sister program, so that once someone created an account, they would have the opportunity to be contacted by someone from the community to give them the welcome wagon treatment. Give them an idea of all that EF has to offer, ... More
/agree! You're on a roll tonight, Kindred, with all kinds of good ideas
02/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
There is a FAQ link on the front page that goes to this...

link

I think it could easily be made into a banner and expanded to include more info.
That's not a bad idea. I just went over it and didn't see much that wasn't related to placing an order.
02/03/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
(Sorry, I'm totally obsessed with the tutorials because they are so damn helpful and I didn't know they existed for AGES after I joined.)
There are tutorials?
02/03/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
My idea was a Big Brother/Sister program, so that once someone created an account, they would have the opportunity to be contacted by someone from the community to give them the welcome wagon treatment. Give them an idea of all that EF has to offer, ... More
Gotcha now! So like community greaters. Or maybe they could have a little icon similar to the "ask me" ones showing that they are willing to answer questions and help out. That way it would not have to be individually dependent on one person for each person.
02/03/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
(Sorry, I'm totally obsessed with the tutorials because they are so damn helpful and I didn't know they existed for AGES after I joined.)
the problem we all have. No one even mentioned the mentor program to me until I applied for advanced and then I got bombarded with "Why didn't you join the mentor program? That's the way to go!" Ummmm.... I DIDN'T KNOW!!!!
02/03/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
Uhhh... I'm a bit late, but I'm here!
02/03/2011
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
There are tutorials?
Wait, I'm with Vacc, there's tutorials? Lol
02/03/2011
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