About the Welcome Threads

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About the Welcome Threads

Saraid Saraid
Since EdenFantasys is a business and the bottom line of business is to make a profit, think of it this way. If a person comes to to the forums and hangs around, he or she is more likely to shop on the site frequently and buy more product. Right? I think we can all agree there.

If a person comes to the forum and sees it is completely clogged up with welcome threads, that person is not going to be as likely to stay and he or she will probably take his or her business to another site that offers less rambling and more substance.

Therefore, I think the welcome threads are a very bad idea since the number of new people will get out of hand and the threads will need to be posted every three minutes. This will cause the forums to look boring and EdenFantasys to lose business.
05/11/2010
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Sundae Sundae
Just moving the discussion over here from the other thread so as not to hijack the welcome.

Epiphora #1: Is clogging up the forums with this stuff really necessary? If a member wants to introduce themselves, they can do it themselves.

Cynthia (aka Miss Cinnamon): I think these threads are a great way to officially introduce new contributors to the community...and to introduce our wonderful community to new contributors! Please be kind.

Epiphora #2: I disagree. These people haven't even posted reviews yet. Too many people join EF; we can't have a thread for all of them. Like I said, they can introduce themselves.

Adriana Ravenlust: Logistically, Epiphora is right. People who want to be active in the forums can introduce themselves when it best fits them but no one else needs to.

Juliettia: Ditto. There are plenty of people who join and never are seen again. If someone is truly interested in participating here they can come by and make a , "Hi guys, I'm new and just wanted to introduce myself. I look forward to reviewing with you!" type of thread themselves.

Me: If you genuinely want to welcome people that's great, but just post a comment on their profile. That's sufficient and doesn't clog up the forums, especially as some of these contributors, as Epiphora said, don't even write a review or enter the forums.

Miss Apathy™: want all of our new members to feel welcomed to the community but I feel that sending them a message--as Gardenvy did when I first joined--or leaving a welcoming post on their wall is more appropriate.

Saraid: I totally agree. These posts aren't really worth the time since these people may not see them. It would be better just to leave a welcoming comment on their profile rather than clogging up the forums with tons of the same message with a different name (i.e. Welcome "insert name here").
05/11/2010
Sundae Sundae
Anyway, point being that essentially I have no issue if Mr Sauce and the rest of the community wants to welcome new members. That's admirable and I'm sure appreciated by the members. Yet, the forum isn't really an appropriate place to do that for every member as it really creates too many new threads, which clog up the forums, might not even be read by the people and sort of 'cheapen' the individual welcome. If the contributors themselves want to start a thread and say hi that's a different matter.
05/11/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
How a bout a general welcome thread instead of individual ones? I think it is great to welcome the new members because it might make them stay longer, but I don't find each thread necessary, especially since we currently have no ability to delete the threads we create ourselves.
05/11/2010
Saraid Saraid
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Originally posted by Sundae
Anyway, point being that essentially I have no issue if Mr Sauce and the rest of the community wants to welcome new members. That's admirable and I'm sure appreciated by the members. Yet, the forum isn't really an appropriate place to do ...
Yeah, agreed, which is why I suggesting commenting on their profiles.
05/11/2010
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