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"Welcome" PM for new members

Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

I have installed a modification which sends a private message to new users upon logging in for the first time.

Does anyone have any suggestions of what to write besides the usual "Welcome" and "Thanks for signing up"? I'm hoping to use the system to encourage new members to stay :smiley:
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Post by Michael Ferner » 4 years ago

"Free ice cream for every five posts made!!"

;) :p
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Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

Are we really looking that....desperate? ;) :oops:
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 years ago

Michael Ferner wrote:"Free ice cream for every five posts made!!"

;) :p
Would that be Spam flavoured ice cream? :dunno: :wink:
(Yes it does exist, in Melbourne.)

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Post by hollie3sa » 4 years ago

Michael Ferner wrote:"Free beer for every five posts made!!"

;) :p

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Post by MonteCristo » 4 years ago

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I liked the post you made about 'where to start' or whatever it was. Maybe just let them know there are multiple race series (and history, etc) discussed, and they're encouraged to join in, contribute to the community, play the games, etc.
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Post by Michkov » 4 years ago

Link them to the thread you posted yesterday with the threads for newcomers.

Something like:

"Hello welcome to the forum, here are some threads you may enjoy posting in..."

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Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

Well, just to make you all sound amazing. I've settled on this:
Hello, {USERNAME}!

Welcome to {SITE_NAME} :)

To help you out, we have compiled a list of threads which may be of interest to new members: [Click here for the list]

Signed up for something specific but didn't find it? Then start a new thread! Over 300 members have signed up in the last 12 months and our core members are made up of ex-racing drivers, professional historians and excellent researchers. Some will surely be able to help you.

Any questions and you may contact us here {BOARD_CONTACT} at anytime.

Enjoy your stay!

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 years ago

Excellent.... brief, to the point and very informative. Well done. :thumbsup:

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Post by ReneLotus » 4 years ago

Excellent!

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