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Welcome PM to new members

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Thunderfall, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    I just finished installing a hack that automatically dispatches a welcome PM to a new member when he/she activates his/her account.

    The welcome PM says something like:

    PM Title: Welcome to CivFanatics Forum!

    PM Body:

    What other things do you think I should say in the welcome PM?
     
  2. Pellaken

    Pellaken The one and only.

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    tell them who you are. Thunderfall the admin. sometimes admins of sites are impossible to find.
     
  3. spycatcher34

    spycatcher34 Chieftain

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    Well it does say
    "Regards,
    Thunderfall
    Administrator"

    :rolleyes:

    Actually I think it's a pretty nifty Idea. I wish I had gotten one when I joined.... ;)
     
  4. Ohwell

    Ohwell Chieftain

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    The person might not notice the PM, because PMs are on the bottom of the page :p Please add them to the top!

    Anyway, it seems nice enough.
     
  5. Becka

    Becka M AS IN MARTINI

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    I like that idea! :yeah:



    Very cool hack. :cooool:
     
  6. King of Camelot

    King of Camelot Camelot's King

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    This place just gets cozier and cozier doesn't it?:D
     
  7. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    Why not send in the form of an email or incl in the activation email? Newcomers may not be able to handle PMs at first login.
     
  8. King of Camelot

    King of Camelot Camelot's King

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    Or he could explain about PMs in the PM!:D:lol: Oh wait, that wouldn't work...why not explain how to access the welcome PM in the activation email?(drawing off of what Knight-Dragon said)
     
  9. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    PM is better... New user already gets the account activation and welcome email. :)

    I just hope I don't get too many "Thank you" PM replies to the welcome PM. :crazyeye:
     
  10. damunzy

    damunzy recovering former mod Retired Moderator

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    You could place a disclaimer at the bottom that this PM is an automated message, please do not reply. :)
     
  11. gonzo_for_civ

    gonzo_for_civ Chicken Walker Retired Moderator

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    You could add in there the names of ALL the moderators at the bottom. Say something like:

    Regards from the CivFanatics staff:

    MODERATORS:
    PH, AoA, blah blah(real forum names of course)

    ADMIN:
    Thunderfall :king:

    Maybe, Maybe not. ;)
     
  12. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    Well it is a good idea.I have to admit sometimes when i bored i send welcome PMs;).
     
  13. Rodgers

    Rodgers Following YOUR child home

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    When I first joined I was warned about "spam" "trolling" and "flaming" not being allowed. Not being into computers or jargon much I had NO IDEA what these terms meant. I just looked at the rules and saw Spam is defined but not the other stuff.

    How about some sort of description/glossary for those terms -and any others frequently used here?

    It also took me a while to work out what BTW and IMHO meant too - but then I'm probably just thick :crazyeye:
     
  14. duke o' york

    duke o' york It don't mean a thing....

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    starlifter posts welcome messages/adverts for the Civ 2 GotM all over the place but it's not that bad philippe. It's a crime to impersonate a police officer so God knows what the terrible punishment for impersonating TF would be ;).
    I think it's an excellent idea to send these messages though - a good way to welcome people and to avoid any embarassment on either part if a newbie breaks several forum rules with the first post. I doubt that this happens a lot but it's better to make sure they know what the rules are beforehand. Well done TF! :goodjob:

    In my role as unofficial forum spellchecker and grammar book, I can assure you that the wording is fine. :D
     
  15. Pellaken

    Pellaken The one and only.

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    I agree with Rogers. I now know what Spam is, and have an idea what eathier Trolling and or Flaming is, but dont know which one it is :confused: insulting other people, trolling or flaming?
     
  16. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Some members did pretend to own the site and they were eventually warned to stop doing it, after they continued to post it on every new member thread.
     
  17. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    PHILIPPE!*sigh*
    ;)
    I wish i got a welcome PM.....
     
  18. floppa21

    floppa21 Crusty Manhole

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    But you did get a welcome email Pilliphiy...

    Hey I got an idea! How about a 3 day ban when they sign up? And just to make it fair, we can do it for all active members retro-actively!!! :goodjob:
     
  19. The Balrog

    The Balrog ***Not Perm Banned***

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    Now i wanna join again.*sigh*


    Thunderfall, wont you please send one to me?:love:
     
  20. .:KNAS:.

    .:KNAS:. Civfanatic

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    actualy, maybe he should send one to members who joined recently to. they may not have gotten the hang of most things yet either
     

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