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Feb 23 2014
By: DrGadget Welcoming Committee 32837 posts
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Welcome to the forums!

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If you're new here and need help finding your way around, why not ask someone in the Welcoming Committee?  We recognize how large and intimidating this forum can be at times, and we'd like to make it that much easier for you to come in, find what you need, become excited about the community, and maybe stay a while longer.

 

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Newcomers - need help getting around this forum?

 

Box9Missingo  Registered:  05-22-2013

chaos_789  Registered: 11-29-2007

MVP deadend123  Registered 08-20-2007

DrGadget  Registered: 01-18-2004

MVP DVM-501  Registered: 01-25-2007

Ikit-Klaw  Registered: 06-11-2013
ITCOB1  Registered:  06-18-2011

JulianMatisse  Registered:  03-02-2013

MVP KANE-FIRE  Registered: 08-18-2009

Legendary_Vicki  Registered: 05-30-2012

Nakatsu_Hime  Registered: 07-15-2010

MVP ne1atall  Registered:  03-01-2010

O_Mally  Registered:  07-05-2013

ossiecastro  Registered:  07-27-2012

MVP PapaWarlock  Registered: 04-17-2007

MVP Setzaroth  Registered: 05-23-2009

smokingpistol  Registered:  11-11-2010

MVP SweetPoison13  Registered:  ‎12-29-2003

Unclear_Motive  Registered: 07-07-2013

MVP Xuchilbara  Registered: 12-18-2002

MVP younginflavor18  Registered: 07-16-2012

MVP Zinacef  Registered: 02-26-2007

 

 

We would be more than happy to help.

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Re: Welcome to the forums!

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Members of the Welcoming Committee,

 

It's one thing to SAY welcome to the forums.  It's another thing entirely to welcome someone by solving their immediate problem instantly.  People remember that.

 

 

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Re: Welcome to the forums!

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Important Links:

 

Link to the WC thread of Forum Resources.

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Forums-Support/Welcoming-Committee-Forum-Resource...

 

Link to original Welcoming Committee thread in the FAQ board:

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/Forum-Frequently-Asked-Questions/Welcoming-Committee-v-2-0/td...

 

Link the the FAQ board:  There's some excellent information there.

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/Forum-Frequently-Asked-Questions/bd-p/21099

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Re: Welcome to the forums!

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DrGadget wrote:

 

Members of the Welcoming Committee,

 

It's one thing to SAY welcome to the forums.  It's another thing entirely to welcome someone by solving their immediate problem instantly.  People remember that.

 

 


I know I'm no-longer in the 'WC', but I just wanted to say that I couldn't agree more with the above Dr G.

 

Welcoming is all good & well & should be encouraged by everyone, it's something I think you know I do with virtually EVERY new visitor to the Forums I am responding to.

 

But if members of the 'WC' in particular are just saying 'Welcome' then disappearing, that is not enough, actually as 'WC' members that's just rude & not very 'welcoming' at all, 'WC' members should be setting an example, especially as they could the the first person the poster comes into contact with.

 

I know this likely applies to only a small number in the 'WC', & is not the general rule, but to me if that's all some members of the 'WC' are going to do, then at the very least if you can't help them personally point them in the right direction or maybe don't post at all.

 

BRIT-KO

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Re: Welcome to the forums!

Mar 5, 2014

Congratulations to the newest member of the team - Box9Missingo

 

Good job!

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Re: Welcome to the forums!

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BRIT-KO wrote:

DrGadget wrote:

 

Members of the Welcoming Committee,

 

It's one thing to SAY welcome to the forums.  It's another thing entirely to welcome someone by solving their immediate problem instantly.  People remember that.

 

 


I know I'm no-longer in the 'WC', but I just wanted to say that I couldn't agree more with the above Dr G.

 

Welcoming is all good & well & should be encouraged by everyone, it's something I think you know I do with virtually EVERY new visitor to the Forums I am responding to.

 

But if members of the 'WC' in particular are just saying 'Welcome' then disappearing, that is not enough, actually as 'WC' members that's just rude & not very 'welcoming' at all, 'WC' members should be setting an example, especially as they could the the first person the poster comes into contact with.

 

I know this likely applies to only a small number in the 'WC', & is not the general rule, but to me if that's all some members of the 'WC' are going to do, then at the very least if you can't help them personally point them in the right direction or maybe don't post at all.

 

BRIT-KO


Seconded Brit. It's one thing to just welcome them, but it's another thing to ask them if they need any help, help them out if they need it or just ask them what their favorite game is or something along those lines to help them feel a little more at ease. There's nothing worse than jumping into the forums and feeling as if you're being circled by sharks. That's something I wouldn't want anyone to feel like. It would be one forum experience that would have someone running in the other direction.

 

I remember back when I originally joined, the Nsider forums were being shut down and we were all refugees of some sort or another... but then we came here, back when it was black and red of course, and we were welcomed with open arms (for the most part). Didn't feel threatened in any way. When I came back the second time (due to issues with my old account, I had to start fresh), I still got the same feeling to an extent. I'd hate to see that kind of feeling either go by the wayside or die. It would be a true shame.

 

@ DrGadget: Thanks. :robothappy:

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You're a welcome addtion to the 'WC' @Box9Missingo , congratulations to you.

 

BRIT-KO

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Re: Welcome to the forums!

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BRIT-KO wrote:

You're a welcome addtion to the 'WC' @Box9Missingo , congratulations to you.

 

BRIT-KO


Thanks Brit. You were good as well. Keep up the good work helping wise, we need all the help we can get, 'WC' member or not.

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May 29, 2014
Glad to be apart of this committee
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J_Gainey wrote:
Glad to be apart of this committee

@J_Gainey - Erm but you're not, are you, wait, with one post no, you can't be, also can't work out the 'Like' from UJ either!!

 

BRIT-KO

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