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The RPG Welcoming Committee

Tips: 1.00 INK Postby dealing with it on Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:14 pm

The Welcome Desk, to many users, is the first introduction to RPG's community.

What we do not have (yet!) is a thorough procedure for helping new users engage with the wider community. Although some new users are very gregarious in their first posts — filling the page with personal information, or loudly proclaiming in-character samples of their writing styles — many others find the process uncomfortable. Some of these short-winded players may even be posting simply for a shiny new medal... but hey, at least they're posting!

So without further ado...

RPG: Getting Started
Step 1: Follow the Instructions!

Introducing
The RPG Welcoming Committee
Our goal is to give new users a comfortable platform. This can mean asking leading questions, playing along with the roleplay, or just good natured tete-a-tete. Anyone can join — the more the merrier, and the easier our job becomes. :D

Tips & Tricks
None yet! Add yours?

In this thread, feel free to discuss good strategies for identifying user types and for brainstorming effective leading questions. Take a look over some of the pre-existing examples and maybe event post a short list of your own tips! We'll aggregate the best here in this first post.

So, this is dealing with it, and I'd like to be the first to welcome you to the RPG Welcome Committee!

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Re: Welcoming New Users: A Guide

Tips: 0.25 INK Postby Remæus on Fri May 03, 2019 11:48 pm

First! :D

It's clear that RPG needs some love at the Welcome Desk — and the rest of the ol' forums, for that matter! We should build out an army of greeting staff, ensuring the best experience of every user...

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Alvin Toffler wrote:The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

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Re: Welcoming New Users: A Guide

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Funny Valentine on Wed May 22, 2019 2:53 am

I'd like to be apart of the Welcome Committee and have some ideas that I could bring to the table. :) Unsure how to go about all of this but would love to give it a shot, at least.
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Re: Welcoming New Users: A Guide

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Wed May 22, 2019 7:03 pm

Welcome to the Ambassadors, Funny Valentine! Let me know if you need any tips, but otherwise eager to see the chain continue!

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Re: The RPG Welcoming Committee

Tips: 0.25 INK Postby lostamongtrees on Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:43 pm

Love this!

Useful links for new users:

If they mention...
  • Poetry ! A lot of users mention poetry, I feel this forum should be so much more active than it is!
  • Improving their writing - this is full of useful information for anyone who claims to be a novice or expresses interest in improving their writing skills
  • Being a Musician !
  • Fandom RP
  • Visual Arts ! Creative types, graphic designers, anyone who considers themselves to be artsy!
  • Enjoying Debate
I also love to link new users to whatever my current project is & invite them on the journey.
This is great,
Love you all!
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