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Old 02-07-2003, 06:35 AM   #1
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Sponsor a Newbie

Okay I was reading bear's thread about his little buddy system thing, and it reminded me that some boards have a "sponsor a newbie" thing.

It would help with making new people feel more welcome, and also curb common newbie mistakes (posting in the wrong forum, posting a new topic when they mean to reply, talking to deathbear )
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Old 02-07-2003, 12:11 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2003, 01:00 PM   #3
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That's a great idea, but who would donate money for ppl they don't know at all? And furtermore some newbies just start posting and leave Interference....wasted money....newbies who know Interferencers get sponsored by friends anyway.

If it was that what you meant...
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Old 02-07-2003, 01:17 PM   #4
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I don't think she means you'd have to actually buy them a premium membership.

Then again...I've been wrong before...
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Old 02-07-2003, 03:11 PM   #5
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I don't think she means you'd have to actually buy them a premium membership.
Yeah, I don't think she means paying for the newbie- just helping them get to know the forums and stuff like that.
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Old 02-07-2003, 06:51 PM   #6
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Yeah, I don't think she means paying for the newbie- just helping them get to know the forums and stuff like that.


Sorry if I was unclear..
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peeps do that over at the SA forums, it seems to go over well. they do it for the same reasons that you were suggesting: preventing posting in the wrong forum, teaching them to hit REPLY and not POST, etc.
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Um, can you explain how this works?
Do you like pick a newbie and follow them around the forum or what?
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Old 02-07-2003, 07:25 PM   #9
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No...It's not a stalking thing...

Basically have a sticky thread in Babyface cafe with basic rules and common mistakes. Then a list of volunteer sponsors with their emails so if they have the "I wonder if starting a thread about Bono's hair in PLEBA would be a good idea" questions they can email a sponsor and learn that something like that wouldn't be a good idea.

It's just basically to help the newbies from doing something that is avoidable.

Does that make any sense?
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Ok that makes more sense now thank you...
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It's just basically to help the newbies from doing something that is avoidable.


also, it'd help prevent there from being a new pop thread in eykiw every two weeks.
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Then a list of volunteer sponsors with their emails so if they have the "I wonder if starting a thread about Bono's hair in PLEBA would be a good idea" questions they can email a sponsor and learn that something like that wouldn't be a good idea.


Anyway, I really like that idea.
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Old 02-13-2003, 11:25 PM   #14
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BC and I talked about this a few weeks ago.

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I saw your avatar outta the corner of my eye when I read your post and I thought you were mad because you and BC had this idea first

anyway, yeah..I think at the very least we should have a list of general rules (no pop threads, no creed threads, no starting a spinoff of a closed thread, etc...) somewhere.
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