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Smile Idea to Welcome New Members - 01-04-2010, 12:24 PM

Well SS only is once a year.And I say we should set up a groupthat could do this for New members.Like exsample: (insert name here) just joined someone(s) could signup to make her a avi and siggy dolls.I think this would be a good thing to help out new members and show we care.



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Default 01-04-2010, 12:29 PM

It's a nice idea, but a bit impractical. For one thing, a lot of people who sign up don't stick around for long, or just use the site for say, contests and don't go on forums at all. Also, making dolls takes a lot of time and effort, so it would be difficult to find enough time to do so. Finally, we have the Requests forum so if a newbie wanted a doll for their signature or avatar, all they have to do is go there and request it. The Greeters are there to help newbies find their feet around the forum, and all newbies have to do is ask one of them for help.


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Default 01-06-2010, 05:51 PM

I think it could be a good idea, with some tweaking. I know we do it on another forum with the items there to encourage new members to stay and to help them feel welcome. The question would be how would we determine which users will stay more than 30 seconds and who would make these dolls? It would have to be a community effort, maybe shop owners might find the idea enticing? They would, of course, be under control of our Greeters, who are in charge of all things new members.


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Default 01-07-2010, 11:21 PM

I think that sounds extremely fun But as Miranda_ already mentioned, it takes a lot of time to make animated dolls. Maybe instead of animating them we could make them a super cool premium doll or a little graphic? I think it would be much quicker and easier....



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Default 01-08-2010, 03:26 PM

Maybe after a certain number of posts? Of course, they would have to be proper posts and not spam.


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Default 01-08-2010, 03:44 PM

This sounds like a nice community idea. But the user would have to report themselves because some may slip through the cracks when they reach a sufficient post if the Mods have to watch who has how many posts.

We could have a thread to go to to celebrate becoming a ...what's the user title after Bonita? Silent? Anways, once they reach that level they go to the thread and anounce themselves fully initiated.

I think there should be requirements though, like they must have started a Newbies thread, for one. They must have aquired the post title fairly by the use of Non-spam postings and have been a decent member.


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