Incentive for new members to introduce themselves

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Thaum, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Thaum

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    So basically, I've noticed that new members rarely introduce themselves. I've been trying to get them to, by PMing them or commenting on their status messages, and so far I've only gotten 1 person to introduce themselves. Clearly, my strategy isn't working. This is frustrating because without introducing themselves, those new members are going to have a hard time becoming active members of the community. So, my proposal/suggestion is to create some sort of incentive for those new members to actually post an introduction. Or, at the very least, give them some sort of obvious notification that lets them know that the introduction section exists. I'm not really sure how it would work, but I think that it will definitely help the community get some new members.
     
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    I dunno, I don't think I've ever introduced myself, on any version of the forum, but I'm still an active member in the community :p (my inactive period doesn't count, kay?)
     
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    Yeah, but it seems like a lot of people make an account, and then decide that there's nothing to do, and just leave. I feel like if people actually introduced themselves, they would realize that there is something to do here, and would consider staying as an active member.
     
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    Yeah, agree on that part, see people once or twice in SB, and then never again, sad really, we need more people in SB :(
     
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    I will take it to thr other staff to see if we have any idea!
     
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    A function that blocks all contents and doesn't allow postings until you make the introduction...Maybe not.It's too cruel
     
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    Errr, that might be a little much. :p
    Maybe @Denian wants to look into this. I certainly don't think it's necessary (and I don't think members should be forced into introducing themselves- absolutely not), but I don't see the harm in a notification that pops up on your first visit, if it's possible.
     
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    Many forums feature this kind of system, not sure how well it would work here if our current community is all memes.
     
  12. Denian

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    Don't get me wrong, I like encouraging people to introduce themselves... but discouraging those who want to dive right in somewhere else? Nope, don't wanna do that.

    Might consider looking into an automated mail or something, though... "You signed up and never posted anything. Do youu want to tell us the reason? Write to xyz@aoa.com. You might also want to introduce yourself and get some fun conversations going." Something along those lines.
     
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    @Thaum

    Perhaps I'll look into having Tome do this when she's up and running. Definitely doable. I think it's even something that I had Rosemary doing before, just never got around to putting it back in.
     
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    Didn't rose just reply to new introduction threads with one of two different comments, depending on how long people have been registered? Anyways, unless we find a ready-made xenforo plugin for stuff like this, Tome/Rose might actually be the faster solution. Just make sure people don't get more than one such reminder.
     
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    I'll look into it.