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  • The Welcoming Committee

    Hey there!

    With permission from Ehlwyen, some of us have agreed to set up a Welcoming Committee to welcome new members to the forum!

    Quite a few members do drop in and welcome new members to the board of their own accord, but some of us think that an organised Welcoming Committee might help to make members feel more welcome and will build a better and friendlier community spirit. So here it is!

    It's been proposed by others in the "Welcoming Committee?" discussion that we could set up some kind of a buddy system for members, where Volunteers could offer to help new members who want it and point out interesting things/points on the site to the new members. Also pointing out Members' Birthdays could fall into our list of things to do, as another member pointed out.

    So I wasn't exactly sure how to go about this but I hope I've done this right.

    I suppose this can now be a Sign-Up post too? Anyone who is interested in the Welcoming Committee/Buddy System might post in this thread and let me know and I'll add them to a list here?

    Also, any suggestions would be great.

    Thanks.

    Welcoming Committee/Buddy System Volunteers

    CliCliR
    Ahm Shere
    Theresa Marie86
    Skinless
    Joan
    Heroine X
    Prophecy Boy
    Evilbunny
    behringtheweb
    Kiera
    FaithRoxx
    TouchofGrey
    Drusilla
    Last edited by CliCliR; 25-06-12, 01:55 PM. Reason: additional members!!
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  • #2
    Sign me up!!!

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    • #3
      Awesomeness!! that's a start!! I've added your name above!!
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      • #4
        Yay!

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        • #5
          *raises hand*

          So CliCliR how do you propose we go about doing the buddy system per say? I honestly got nothing. lol.

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          • #6
            ... Well, I'm not exactly sure about that, but I'm thinking along the lines of "pair up with a new member who needs help and be available to answer any questions or help them out whenever they need it..." Does that sound okay? I honestly don't know how exactly to go about this. I think our main problem would be publicizing and letting people know that we exist...
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            • #7
              What you guys need to do is when a new member makes their welcome post you just need to say in your post "I'm part of the welcoming committee here at Buffyforums so if you ever need help navigating the forum or have a question I as well as the others in the committee are gladly here to help." Because frankly, not every new member is going to want to automatically be paired up with a member they don't know and chances are they've been lurking about the forum long enough to sort of know where things are. So really, just offer your assistance and if they do need help they can pm you or make a post on your profile.
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              • #8
                Hey sign me up, I have no problem doing this
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                • #9
                  Actually, that's a good idea Holypotatoes, thanks!!

                  And thanks for joining Skinless!!
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                  • #10
                    Maybe if you could advertise that you have a buddy system going on somehow so that new members would be able to see it.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by evilbunny View Post
                      Maybe if you could advertise that you have a buddy system going on somehow so that new members would be able to see it.
                      That's the thing - I'm not sure how we could advertise it. If there was some way we could make some kind of badge or way to mark members as a part of the committee but I'm not sure that's possible

                      We could of course just say it to new members in the welcome threads. Which seems a lot easier!!
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                      • #12
                        I would love to help out on the Welcoming Committee.
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                        • #13
                          Just stick it in your sig saying you're part of the Welcoming Committee

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                          • #14
                            Joan:thanks for joining! your name has been added!!

                            Ahm Shere: ............................... So simple it's GENIUS!!! Good point there! How did something like that fly over my head?! I seriously overthink and complicate things so much!
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                            • #15
                              I might not be the brightest spark in the crayon box, but I do come up with some good ideas

                              And I added a slight 'personal' touch to my signature

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