Be Welcoming.

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  1. tecoyah

    tecoyah Well-Known Member Donor

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    It is rather sad that some of our membership represent the rest of us in a negative light and in the process damage the community. I just wanted to express my disappointment and highlight the thoughts of our Admin:

    Fair Warning.

    This is a New Member Introductions, welcoming thread.
    If you can't post in this thread in a welcoming manner, please don't post here. If you want to discuss topics other than welcoming a new member, create a thread in the proper area.

    Falena
    Political Forum Administrator


    Folks...we are better than this.
     
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    Thedimon Well-Known Member

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    Okay, okay, I was just kidding.
     
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    Moi621 Well-Known Member Donor

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    @Falena :worship:

    Why would you welcome "strangers"?

    How about some initiation process here?

    Maybe sort of a mental swatting on the newbie.


    Moi :oldman:



    :flagcanada: Never Forget!
     
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    modernpaladin Well-Known Member

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    What did somebody do?
     
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    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    Some people think our welcomes are dispensed with thoughtless largesse and should be issued sparingly.

    I say, let the welcomes run free and generously!
     
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    tecoyah Well-Known Member Donor

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    And those people are more than welcome to avoid welcoming.
     
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    Moi621 Well-Known Member Donor

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    As one who hates to see a "welcome" devalued
    on a newbie who never returns to read his thread,
    I employ -

    Welcome Status: pending
    After a proving period of dialog that may be upgraded to a full, Welcome.

    As opposed to the @Sallyally sort
    who welcome anything.
    What next, "welcoming" to the Board different species?
    :hmm: she might welcome her opossum or a dog to the Board.
    And aid them with their uploads. :rolleyes:
    :blowkiss: @Sallyally :)
     
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    tecoyah Well-Known Member Donor

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    Some people are just nice and others are not...it takes all kinds. Do you enjoy being welcomed?
     
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    Moi621 Well-Known Member Donor

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    Immediately makes me wonder "what they want" from me.
    As do smiling people, hand shakers and "nice to meet you" sorts.
    My canned reply, "wait to you get to know me". :D

    A welcome should be personal and personable.
    I encourage you to consider the

    Welcome Status: pending
    approach. See if they show up three times.
    It isn't about being "nice". I'm nice!
    It is about being "meaningful".
     
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    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    You’re not a species-ist are you?
     
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    Moi621 Well-Known Member Donor

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    Sign Up as a helper for your
    opossum or dog and find out
    :)

    Watching for their welcome threads.
    FREE Citizen's Patrol of the correct, species.




    Canada.jpg

    Moi :oldman:
    Would YOU approve your daughter in an
    Inter Species marriage?






     
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    Welcome to all, I say, including the naywelcomers among us.
     
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    I suppose we will need hug pillows..
     
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    If they can't take the heat, they should stay out the kitchen ;)
     
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    Lee S Moderator Staff Member Past Donor

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    There are some gamers who camp near the spawn point so they can blast newbies as they enter the game for the first time. These people will kill a game by sucking all the fun out of the game. No new blood means the game will not exist a year from now.

    Likewise, on this forum, the enjoyment comes from arguing with others and engaging in an intellectual exercise. Blasting new posters in welcoming is just as self-defeating as spawn camping. No new ideas, no adversaries, no intellectual stimulation will be the result. This site would eventually be either a dull echo chamber or it will fail to exist altogether. So if a potential adversary with a brain shows up in welcoming, then you should be overjoyed. A worthy opponent makes you a better debater. On the other hand, if an opponent who is less than scintillating comes into the welcome thread, then you should also be overjoyed in that you could imagine the good times you are going to have playing intellectual whack-a-mole on this person.

    You cannot lose by being welcoming.
     
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