Welcoming people/new members

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Boredie, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    When I first came here I was greeted warmly by members and it felt really welcoming.
    So I started doing the same to other new comers, till I took a break for maternity leave.
    Since I've come back I haven't welcomed anyone new, for no particular reason. Though I know I should start greeting them again, it is only polite.

    Are you the welcoming type of person? On GF or offline?

    Offline, I love welocming people into my home, and being the hostest. It's a nice feeling.

  2. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

    Sometimes I do my duty and welcome the fresh fish and sometimes I let others carry the ball. If I see a noob's intro thread going unanswered, though, I'll always jump in it and post.

    EDIT: Like you, I got a nice warm welcome from a lot of good folks. Most of them are now among my very favorites of all the millions and millions of people living in my PC.
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  3. Chaos

    Chaos Epic Gamer V.I.P. Lifetime

    If I see a particularly interesting looking intro thread, then yeah, I'll wander in and make my presence known.

    However, I don't do it as much as I used to. In the old days I was very welcoming and friendly to everyone. Now, I often don't see the point. As in the case of the above thread, although seemingly interesting, they post once and disappear. :shake:
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  4. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Offline: Yes, I'm welcoming. I almost act like an unpaid tourist guide often.

    Online: I tend to welcome newbies who I've noticed posting elsewhere already or who have interesting introductions.
  5. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

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  6. Nibbles

    Nibbles meep

    Regardless of the intro I welcome newbies, asking about their intrests, joke around. Now the effort seems worthless as more and more said newbies are one-post-wonders.
  7. Rebeccaaa

    Rebeccaaa yellow 4!

    If I see a welcome thread on the 'Latest posts' lists when I first come on to GF, then 8 times out of 10 I'll reply to it. I do it because I never expected anyone to reply to a 'hi, i'm new' thread when I first signed up, and I was so surprised that people did that it made me want to come back, so thats why. I think sometimes it makes all the difference.
  8. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    I'll often welcome a new comer to GF if they come across as interesting.

    Offline I really couldn't say. I don't really approach strangers - I wait for them to approach me.
  9. Xeilo

    Xeilo Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    I will welcome people if they seem to be interesting and put a little effort into there welcome post. Offline I am a welcoming person, I will chat with strangers and stuff like that.
  10. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I do it both online and offline. I think everyone knows that I welcome a lot of new members to these forums. I just think it's better that way, because it makes them more comfortable at the forums.

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