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Old 12-22-2003, 10:08 PM   #1
toastermaker
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Should I give the "Welcome to LQ"


I try not to offer help unless I have dealt with the specific problem and it is simple . Usually I have been helped with the problem by an experienced user here in the forums, and the solution worked for me before I will open my yap to some one else.
I hope I am keeping myself within the bounds of good posting. I like to help just because it feels good, but also I figure if I can help with something simple it will give the more advanced users more time to spend on more and or more difficult problems. I admit this is at times self serving
I understand that giving poor advice is much worse than giving no advice.

My question is, when on occasion I reply to a !QUOT!first post!QUOT! member, should I give them the !QUOT!Welcome to LQ!QUOT! or should I leave that to the moderators or advanced members?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 10:36 PM   #2
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I don't think it does any harm to welcome newly registered members, even by newbies. Just make sure you'll also respond to their queries.

In fact, it gives a sense of "community" to LQ
 
Old 12-23-2003, 08:33 AM   #3
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toastermaker,

Feel free to welcome new users in the intro forum.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-23-2003, 09:10 AM   #4
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Like Azmeen says...

it does no harm to welcome them...but if there are NO replies and you don't have an answer to their question, I wouldn't do it. I mean there are lists of zero reply threads on LQ and a lot of users go through them to try and answer those questions...but if you just post a "welcome to LQ" all it does is make sure that thread gets lost in the shuffle so to speak.
 
Old 12-26-2003, 08:28 PM   #5
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"My question is, when on occasion I reply to a !QUOT!first post!QUOT! member, should I give them the !QUOT!Welcome to LQ!QUOT! or should I leave that to the moderators or advanced members?"

I think that you should change your nickname to "ToastMaster" and appoint yourself the official greeter to all new members.

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Old 12-27-2003, 09:47 AM   #6
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