About the New Member Thread

Huntn

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I saw a post moved and thought I’d mention, an introduction thread is a great idea however...

My position all along is that a newbie thread, when someone introduces themselves, that they should be able to get a warm welcome from established regulars. It’s a pretty standard social mechanism in any organization, not to say hello, I’m here and to be treated with silence. Just an opinion. :)
 

Weaselboy

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I follow that thread and when I newb pops in there with a question or is lost, I try to help them, but I don't normally respond to the usual intro comments. Nothing wrong with doing so though.
 
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velocityg4

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I saw a post moved and thought I’d mention, an introduction thread is a great idea however...

My position all along is that a newbie thread, when someone introduces themselves, that they should be able to get a warm welcome from established regulars. It’s a pretty standard social mechanism in any organization, not to say hello, I’m here and to be treated with silence. Just an opinion. :)
While a nice sentiment. I think the intention is to keep the thread from getting too ponderous. A like can suffice or send a PM in greeting. Just thinking of alternative felicitations. Rather than a currently 90 page thread being 900 or 9,000. :eek:
 

Huntn

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I follow that thread and when I newb pops in there with a question or is lost, I try to help them, but I don't normally respond to the usual intro comments. Nothing wrong with doing so though.

While a nice sentiment. I think the intention is to keep the thread from getting too ponderous. A like can suffice or send a PM in greeting. Just thinking of alternative felicitations. Rather than a currently 90 page thread being 900 or 9,000. :eek:
Not arguing, but with an introduction, nothing is better than a response, acknowledgment like:
  • Hello!
  • Glad you are here!
  • Looking forward to your input. :)
  • Welcome
  • Etc...
We do have many ponderous threads in the forum, and for this one, the most positive aspect of feedback to a new member for the MRs Site, are feeling they have come to a friendly place and becoming active participants consuming what MRs has to offer.