Community Events Committee Meeting: Thursday 02.03.2011

Alys Alys
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Originally posted by Annemarie
Uhhh... I'm a bit late, but I'm here!
Hi!
02/03/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
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 ... More
I would totally do this. Hell, I do this on a daily basis anyways. I see others do it as well.
02/03/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Annemarie
Uhhh... I'm a bit late, but I'm here!
Welcome!
02/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
There are tutorials?
I think they're right here.
02/03/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Jul!a
That's not a bad idea. I just went over it and didn't see much that wasn't related to placing an order.
Maybe there could even be a link there to have an ask a someone section where people ask other questions related to the community or projects or events that aren't answered by the FAQ but aren't customer service questions?

A question about the lit club, for example, could go to whomever runs clubs.
02/03/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Jul!a
That's not a bad idea. I just went over it and didn't see much that wasn't related to placing an order.
Yea, it's limited.
02/03/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
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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?
This reminds me, I actually think you guys need to update some of your FAQ's because every time I have a question and go to them, I still have a question when I am done reading.
02/03/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
There are tutorials?
Yes! Click me!

(SEE?! )
02/03/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
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 ... More
My further idea that I talked to @kindred about and then sent Sam an email about, was that it would be a "task" kind of thing. The greeters would go in and be like "Oh, there's 14 new members. I can send 2 an email!" type of thing.
02/03/2011
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
Yes! Click me!

(SEE?! )
I see, lol I didn't even know about those, lol.
02/03/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
My further idea that I talked to @kindred about and then sent Sam an email about, was that it would be a "task" kind of thing. The greeters would go in and be like "Oh, there's 14 new members. I can send 2 an email!" type of thing.
That's awesome!
02/03/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Oh and I don't know if others love the "Sex Guides and Tips" as much as I do, but I used the hell outta them when I was a newbie. I started reading them when I got my first sex toys ever and then years later came back and used them as references to write my first reviews. It's a difficult page to navigate to unless you know what to look for but it'd be nice if they were easier to find for newcomers.
02/03/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
My further idea that I talked to @kindred about and then sent Sam an email about, was that it would be a "task" kind of thing. The greeters would go in and be like "Oh, there's 14 new members. I can send 2 an email!" type of thing.
For me, I hate that stuff. It happens on a few other sites and I always feel kind of intruded upon. As a new member on a sex toy site, it might be too intimidating for new, insecure members, to be instantly acknowledged in a very I SEE YOU! way, even if that's not how it's meant.

Just my thoughts.
02/03/2011
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
My further idea that I talked to @kindred about and then sent Sam an email about, was that it would be a "task" kind of thing. The greeters would go in and be like "Oh, there's 14 new members. I can send 2 an email!" type of thing.
Awesome idea!
02/03/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
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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.)
What tutorials?
02/03/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
My further idea that I talked to @kindred about and then sent Sam an email about, was that it would be a "task" kind of thing. The greeters would go in and be like "Oh, there's 14 new members. I can send 2 an email!" type of thing.
Do you know how many staff emails this could cut down on? I'm sure JR gets a million about "how do I do this?"
02/03/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
There are tutorials?
Here is the one I know about, link
02/03/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Persephone Nightmare
I see, lol I didn't even know about those, lol.
Sam posted a way prettier link up there, too, this is just the quick and dirty way to find things, hah.
02/03/2011
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
Oh and I don't know if others love the "Sex Guides and Tips" as much as I do, but I used the hell outta them when I was a newbie. I started reading them when I got my first sex toys ever and then years later came back and used them as ... More
Oh yeah! I use those too Even now
02/03/2011
Alys Alys
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
Oh and I don't know if others love the "Sex Guides and Tips" as much as I do, but I used the hell outta them when I was a newbie. I started reading them when I got my first sex toys ever and then years later came back and used them as ... More
I've never seen these, they look awesome
02/03/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Emma (Girl With Fire)
What tutorials?
There's a link way up above!
02/03/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
There are tutorials?
I didn't know about them forever either. I eventually started making my own and sending them to some students via email to help them out. It'd be nice to have some more complete ones for Mentors to point students towards.
02/03/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
For me, I hate that stuff. It happens on a few other sites and I always feel kind of intruded upon. As a new member on a sex toy site, it might be too intimidating for new, insecure members, to be instantly acknowledged in a very I SEE YOU! way, ... More
And I understand that. There would be no obligation on the recipient's part and it would be stated that way. I think the great thing about "tasking" it would be that no one would get "double tapped" (if you will)
02/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Emma (Girl With Fire)
This reminds me, I actually think you guys need to update some of your FAQ's because every time I have a question and go to them, I still have a question when I am done reading.
Thanks for bringing that up actually. It's been a long time since I've looked at the FAQ's, so I had no idea.
02/03/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Persephone Nightmare
Awesome idea!
It's not my idea. I want to be clear. It was initially Kindred's idea. We've been brainstorming.
02/03/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Thanks for the tutorial links, everyone.
02/03/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
It's not my idea. I want to be clear. It was initially Kindred's idea. We've been brainstorming.
Thanks, but you thought of the exact same idea as well, and I think the Task market is a great idea.
02/03/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
This isn't a biggie since the meeting is almost over, but suddenly I don't feel so good. If I randomly disappear and don't respond, that's why lol.
02/03/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
Yes! Click me!

(SEE?! )
I never knew about those!
02/03/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
And I understand that. There would be no obligation on the recipient's part and it would be stated that way. I think the great thing about "tasking" it would be that no one would get "double tapped" (if you will)
I don't know. I don't think I'd care for it if I knew it came from a specific person, maybe if there was like a Welcome Wagon username that sent an automated message. I don't know, the idea of having a very prominent member of the community popping up right as I join just makes me nervous, and I've been here ages already!

(Maybe I'm shy? )
02/03/2011
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