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Thread: A New Subheading For The Lounge

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    I was thinking a new sub-heading for the lounge might be appropriate. It seems that many n00bs/newbies are intimidated by the lounge in the fact that only the regulars frequent it - at least 90% of the time. Even though this is great in itself, i would like to see more n00bs come in.

    Therefore i suggest renaming the sub-heading to:

    Lounge.
    You may talk about anything here. Newbies especially welcome.

    It might not seem so obvious, but i know for a fact that many are intimidated by the intimacy of the lounge. We need more new faces there

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    yea
    i think we do need more faces less falmeing may help and mabe stop calling them noobs

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    Originally posted by RapFan@26 November 2003 - 14:00
    yea
    i think we do need more faces less falmeing may help and mabe stop calling them noobs


    I agree though. More people would start posting more if they knew how casual the lounge is.
    But maybe a message more subtle? Like:

    Lounge
    You may talk about anything in here. Just jump in head first.

    Just a suggestion.
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    being one of the "newbies" UK.. you are very right..

    if i hadnt already known Andie, Ella, cowsy, ang, BD and Jonno... i wouldn't have come in and posted at all...

    and it is hard those first few days especially when you're finding your feet..

    heck what am i saying... a week later and its still not that easy...

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    well my first days in the lounge weren't good ones i was being flamed,insulted,harassed,and called a noob like more times than i can count
    mabe if we stopped that the new members would post there more

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    Originally posted by Ozbabe@27 November 2003 - 00:06
    being one of the "newbies" UK.. you are very right..

    if i hadnt already known Andie, Ella, cowsy, ang, BD and Jonno... i wouldn't have come in and posted at all...

    and it is hard those first few days especially when you're finding your feet..

    heck what am i saying... a week later and its still not that easy...
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    i agree with UKMan, the lounge is a nice place but its scary taking the first step

    i'm not entirely sure about "Newbies especially welcome" though - maybe something along the lines of "please introduce yourself" or "don't be afraid to post" or "everyone is welcome, except netwiser"
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    Originally posted by DarthInsinuate@26 November 2003 - 15:17
    "everyone is welcome, except netwiser"


    lets take this

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    Yep - An idea might be to create the area as an area for newbies to post in where the rules would dictate that others cannot do the (apparently) fine art of n00b-bashing in the "newbie's area". It gives new members a place to gain confidence and look around the forums to get more used to the community.

    If it helps clear out or move a lot of the conflict and/or the repeatedly asked questions, I'm all for it


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    Originally posted by Illuminati@26 November 2003 - 16:04
    Yep - An idea might be to create the area as an area for newbies to post in where the rules would dictate that others cannot do the (apparently) fine art of n00b-bashing in the "newbie's area". It gives new members a place to gain confidence and look around the forums to get more used to the community.

    If it helps clear out or move a lot of the conflict and/or the repeatedly asked questions, I'm all for it
    Thats also a very good suggestion. As you say, it would prepare the real new members for what to expect and how to deal with it. Sounds very complicated, but dosnt have to be.

    BD was on the same lines.

    This is what i want anyway, new members to not only post questions, but hang out with the regulars.

    I have a few PM's from people who have been frightened away, but because of a kind word have at least sent a thank you.

    Peace
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    PS: would be great if a mod/admin could also input here with some ideas

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