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Meerkat54

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« on: 04-30-2012 23:45 »
« Last Edit on: 04-30-2012 23:48 »

I have a request for PEEL. I don't exactly know how to set this out, so I'll just say it.
There should be an "Introduce Yourself" thread for new PEELers. They can say hello to everyone and they can explain a bit about themselves. The thread will be one that you can post in, FYI, and each "Intro" post will have to be seperate in order to keep things tidy and not so confusing. Because it's a bit silly, really, when you think about it. Because as soon as someone signs up, normally what they do is just start posting straight away; no introduction, nothing.

If this place wants to be a good place for, specifically new PEELers, then I would suggest that thread. Most forums have one, so I don't see why this one shouldn't.

"The furry ones will rise up, the furry ones will rise; we'll kill all the other guys the furry ones will rise; because we have laughs, we are cute guys; the furry ones will rise!"
DannyJC13

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« Reply #1 on: 04-30-2012 23:51 »

It is a good idea, since new users are constantly making introduction threads. I agree.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #2 on: 05-01-2012 00:24 »

I was about to say use the test thread, but considering new people don't know about it, this is probably a good idea. Butter there's probably a reason there hasn't been one already..
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #3 on: 05-01-2012 00:52 »

It ain't the way we do things around here. Deal with it.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #4 on: 05-01-2012 01:17 »

It ain't the way we do things around here. Deal with it.

Exactly. Just have that so people can get it over with quickly and get on with PEELin'...
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #5 on: 05-01-2012 01:48 »

So you're suggesting we open a thread that allows people to introduce themselves so they can be told that we don't go with the whole "introduce yourself here" thread?

That's dumb on far too many levels.
Meerkat54

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« Reply #6 on: 05-01-2012 02:08 »

Then why do you go along with saying that anyway?
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #7 on: 05-01-2012 02:11 »
« Last Edit on: 05-01-2012 02:13 »

 mad Don't make me get tnuk out of his self-imposed exile box.  mad
Tachyon

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« Reply #8 on: 05-01-2012 02:48 »


"Release the Kraken tnuk!"

Meerkat54

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« Reply #9 on: 05-01-2012 03:23 »

I'm just trying to make a point, is all.
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« Reply #10 on: 05-01-2012 03:58 »



Preemptive. Sadly, I have no power to do so.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #11 on: 05-01-2012 04:14 »

I think it could be way to show new PEELers how to PEEL correctly before they go off spamming and whatnot.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #12 on: 05-01-2012 04:21 »

We do have a wiki, though...
winna

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« Reply #13 on: 05-01-2012 04:39 »

This has popped up for well over a decade.  How would such a user know about such a thread when it gets buried, or even which forum to go to?

Usually the people that get indoctrinated most easily are the ones who are self-aware super lurkers, and they get introduced in more ways than one.  I'm not totally against this idea myself, but to be honest I don't see it ever being implemented.  Plus, how often do people make "Hi, I'm new threads" these days?  Maybe I'm not paying attention enough.  I have no idea.
futurefreak

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« Reply #14 on: 05-01-2012 05:31 »

I think a better idea might be to sticky a "New to PEEL?" thread which gives links to the appropriate Wiki pages and gives a general quick blurb about the forum, ie. if you want to introduce yourself use the test thread.

It's not needed SO much right now, but if it becomes an issue I think PEEL would benefit from that sort of thing.
Meerkat54

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« Reply #15 on: 05-01-2012 05:32 »

This has popped up for well over a decade.  How would such a user know about such a thread when it gets buried, or even which forum to go to?

You could make an automated "Hello and welcome to PEEL" message that includes the location of the thread maybe?
Svip

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« Reply #16 on: 05-01-2012 08:14 »

PEEL ain't broken.  Neither is it for new members.

What are we trying to fix?

I find that forums with all that automated 'help' to new members, usually end up with a huge separation between old members and new members.  Introduction threads usually creates far more division than not having one.  You want new members to be integrated?  Don't help them along automatically.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #17 on: 05-01-2012 08:24 »

I don't think it's needed. I mean, it's not like PEEL gets spammed by Hi, I'm new" threads every day. If that were the case then I'm sure something would be done about it.
km73

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« Reply #18 on: 05-01-2012 15:17 »

Hi, I'm new.

self-aware super lurkers

Hey, like me!!  As you well know 

PEEL ain't broken.  Neither is it for new members.

You want new members to be integrated?  Don't help them along automatically.
It ain't the way we do things around here. Deal with it.

These.  Agree assent and accord.   Never really saw the point in having anything like that.

Meery, I liked your unban-and-unburn-Books thread better, even though I was one of those "2 or 3 others" who was refusing to make it myself, hehh. tongue
Meerkat54

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« Reply #19 on: 05-01-2012 23:22 »

Yeah, I can see where this topic is headed... I just wanted to get my idea out there, is all. See what other people thought of this idea. I mean, most forums _do_ have one. Such as the other one I'm on which is for my clan; that has an "Introduce yourself" thread. But if it "ain't the way we do things around here" then I suppose I'll have to go along with that. But it wouldn't hurt to maybe "postpone" or put the idea in the maybe pile would it? ;P
I mean, you may never know what happens in the future. It could be the PEELapocalypse! :O
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #20 on: 05-01-2012 23:40 »

It's called the PEELocalypse!
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« Reply #21 on: 05-01-2012 23:47 »

Peel doesn't need shit like introduction threads, it has worked perfectly well for over a decade without them and it doesn't need them now...
Meerkat54

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« Reply #22 on: 05-01-2012 23:48 »

It's called the PEELocalypse!

Meh, it still works.
Svip

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« Reply #23 on: 05-02-2012 02:07 »

Yeah, I can see where this topic is headed... I just wanted to get my idea out there, is all. See what other people thought of this idea. I mean, most forums _do_ have one. Such as the other one I'm on which is for my clan; that has an "Introduce yourself" thread. But if it "ain't the way we do things around here" then I suppose I'll have to go along with that. But it wouldn't hurt to maybe "postpone" or put the idea in the maybe pile would it? ;P
I mean, you may never know what happens in the future. It could be the PEELapocalypse! :O

Not most forums I've visited.  It is usually a good sign of an 'unprofessional' forum to have introduction threads.  Don't worry, people will be sure to greet new members eventually.
winna

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« Reply #24 on: 05-02-2012 05:03 »
« Last Edit on: 05-03-2012 03:07 by Xanfor »

We'll throw it on the maybe pile for you... although it's been there for well over a decade. smile

Thank you for the submission Meerkat54!

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